The First Megillah


The creation of Avner Moriah's four Scrolls of Esther (Megillot Esther) began with his thorough study of the narrative in order to comprehend the story's nuances and visual themes. He then focused on his research on various cultures and traditions to learn how they visually depicted sacred texts and stories.

The most dominant influences we Ancient Near Eastern and Far Eastern art, both of which produced two-dimensional images, and Renaissance art, which as well as creating three-dimensional images, is laden with biblical themes.

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In particular, Avner Moriah was inspired by Persian, Indian and Islamic art miniatures and Italian Renaissance paintings. These influences reflect the fact that Moriah is an Israeli artist who lives and works in the Middle East, yet whose education is Western.

As a result, his Scrolls of Esther are like the storyboard of a play, broken up into various segments that impart to the viewer a sense of drama, while relaying a visual interpretation of the written text.

These magnificent Scrolls of Esther, plus prints, told in breathtaking images, colors and calligraphy, are a timeless gift for any occasion.

These high-quality giclee, limited-edition scroll is signed and numbered by the artist. 

This treasured Scroll of Esther comes in a striking canvas case.



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