1905 September 22
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Bridegroom: Hakhim David ben Hakhim Yitshak, 'alav ha-shalom.
Bride: Laka bat Mosheh.
Witnesses: Avraham ben Eliya'u ; Yitshak ben Re'uven ; and two others.
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on paper, dated 22nd of Elul 5665 at Sana (1905). This ketubah was produced for a couple that belonged to the Kurdish-Iranian Jewish community and it is quite typical of ketubot from that area. The document is divided into two parts. The upper part consists of three rectangles that contain biblical quotes and blessings for the bride and groom. The lower part contains the ketubah text. The text is bordered on both sides with blessings beginning with the word ""siman"", a sign, e.g. a sign of love, a sign of blessing, a sign of joy, etc. The outer frame consists of floral and vegetal motifs arranged in a symmetric, decorative pattern that is reminiscent of Persian carpets.
69 x 44 cm.
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