1780 September 1
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Bridegroom: Natan Hayim ben ha-manoah Ya'akov Barukh Monteki'ari.
Bride: Sarah [Gisiyah?] bat ha-manoah Yonah Menahem Kantoni.
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on vellum, dated the first of Elul, 5540 at Bozolo (1780). According to the scholar Shalom Sabar, this ketubah is the product of a workshop in either Ancona or Lugo. The bride�s family, Cantoni (also spelled Canton), was the dominant Jewish family of Bozzolo. The bridegroom�s family, whose coat-of-arms decorates the top border, commissioned the ketubah. The text is framed by an elaborately painted and cut-out border. The inner frame contains large birds perched on branches, while the exterior frame contains medallions with biblical and other figurative miniatures set in rich floral decoration.
59 x 45 cm.
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