1773 September 29
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Bridegroom: Eliyahu ben Yitshak de Mordo.
Bride: Sarah bat Mordekhai de Ozmo.
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on vellum, dated 12 Tishri 5534 at Korfu (1773). The document has a scalloped top. The text is surrounded by an arch, which is enclosed in a border composed of medallions, in which are images of the signs of the zodiac intermingled with seasonal and biblical scenes. The biblical scenes include the binding of Isaac, Jacob�s dream, and Moses holding the Ten Commandments. The text is in block characters and cursive. Below the ketubah text, the date and place of the marriage, and the signature of Elia Coen Ara, appear in Italian. Traditional biblical citations relating to marriage are incorporated into the border. There are obligations mentioned in the body of the text in which the bride promises to serve her husband in purity as is customary among daughters of Israel. This ketubah follows the unique tradition of Corfu ketubot in dual reckoning of time from the creation of the world and the destruction of the Temple.
64 x 42 cm.
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