Fragment of Torah scroll, the book "Shemot"

(Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Fragment of Torah ("Law of Moses", "Pentateuch of Moses") scroll.
Exodus #1
Exodus #2
Exodus #3
A fragment of Torah scroll containing the second book "Shmot" ("Exodus") of Pentateuch of Moses. The main theme of the Torah book is the exodus of Jews out of Egypt that is why this book is also called "Sefer yitziyat Mizraim". The fragment of this scroll contains five columns of text written on the parchment in 42 lines in Hebrew.
Museum / institution
Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
ЖКМ КП 6565/2 І кн/ст 609
Production period
Technique, comment
Torah scroll is written from left to right on the parchment from a kosher animal skin with special black indelible ink using quill pen. In each column there are 42 lines of text and the distance between the columns is 9 Hebrew letters in the width. Every four pages are sewn together to form sections that are then stitched into a scroll. Parchment pages are sewn with special threads made of the tendons of the feet of kosher animals.
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
The book "Shmot" includes 40 chapters that are read from the scroll on Mondays, Thursdays and on Sabbath during the Shacharit (morning prayer).
middle of XVIII - the beginning of XIX
parchment, ink
Dimensions, cm
width: 33.50, length: 69.00
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
Splotches, rubbing, stains, punctures on the edge of parchment, the parchment warped.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage