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Ketubah : Mashhad, Iran, 1896, September 1

Ketubah : Mashhad, Iran, 1896, September 1

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Date: 1896 September 1
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Bridegroom: Mosheh ben Mashiah.
Bride: Rivkah bat Ya'akov.
Abstract:
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on paper, dated the 23rd of Elul 5656 at Mashhad (1896). Red and green rules divide the paper into rectangular sections. The middle section contains the text of the ketubah, while the top and sides are filled with elaborate arch and floral patterns in blue, gold, and silver paint. Above the text are good wishes and the verse, ""I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God. For he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels"" (Isaiah 61:10). Strips of red paper pasted on all four sides frame the ketubah. There is some damage to the text containing the Isaiah quote, as well as some damage to the borders.
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1 l.
color illustrations
53 x 37 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: Art of the Ketubah
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Object ID: 2067542
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