Subject Details
A document, used especially for writing, that can be rolled up. This object may be represented either as rolled or as unfurled. Scrolls in their opened form often bear inscriptions.
  • Brown, Michelle, “Roll,” in Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (Malibu, California: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), 108.

  • Dictionary, s.v. “scroll,” accessed 24 February 2021,

  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991), s.v. “Roll.”

  • Pierce, James Smith, “Scroll,” in From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History. 6th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001), 171.

External References
  • Iconclass: 49L71
  • Library of Congress: 85118979
See Froms
  • Roll
  • Rotulus
  • Banderole
Subject Classifications
Associated Works of Art