SCROLL OF ESTHER: This is the fifth of six panels in a fourteen foot long Megillat Esther, Scroll of Esther. In the Megillah Esther arranges a private banquet for the king and Haman, during which she reveals Haman's plan to annihilate the Jews. King Achashverosh goes out to the gardens in anger to consider these events. Upon his return, he finds Haman prostrate on the queen's couch. This seals Haman's fate.
This panel depicts the palace gardens. The fruit laden table near the entry commemorates the tradition that throughout her stay in the palace, Esther ate only fruit. This was in order to avoid eating anything which was not kosher .
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