1793 May 8
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Bridegroom: Avraham Hayim ben Efraim Modili'ani.
Bride: Rosa bat Menahem Modili'ani.
Witnesses: Shemu'el Yosef bar Mosheh ha-Kohen ; Shelomoh David ben Matsliah di Kastro.
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on vellum, dated 26th of Iyar 5553 at Roma (1793). The text is written in Italian block letters and is enclosed in a double floral frame. The frame includes micrography consisting of the entire Book of Ruth. The bottom is scalloped with a vase in the center of the triangle, which is typical of ketubot from Rome. The text on the outside of the frame includes blessings for the bride and groom taken from the book of Ruth, Psalms, and Proverbs. Above the text is a coat of arms, with a crown held up by two putti. The coat of arms is apparently that of the Modigliani family (ancestors of the famous painter?).
85 x 49 cm.
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