1887 September 14
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Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and pencil on paper, dated 25th of hodesh Rahamim [Elul?] 5647 at Vidin (1887). Two columns of text are bordered by two arches. The right column contains the terms of the marriage (kidushin) with the initial abbreviation in large block letters for the expression ""be-siman tov"". The left column, which contains the terms of the betrothal (erushin), begins with the inital word written in large block letters ""Eleh"" (these are). Both columns are signed by the same three people. Below the terms of the betrothal is a paragraph, beginning with the word ""lista"", written in large block letters, which consists of a list enumerating the dowry. The dowry list is followed by two signatures that are different from those above. The text is written in Sephardic script. The document is decorated with colorful floral stickers, which also function to separate the marriage document from the betrothal document. Above the text on either side are three wreath stickers that contain cyrilic letters in the centers. There is an outline of a six cornered star at the top of the document that contains abbreviations, presumably for blessings for the bride and groom.
77 x 55 cm.
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