Ketubah : Ferrara, Italy, 1736, May 11

Published/Created:
Ferrara, Italy
1736 May 11
Physical Description:
1 l.
color illustration
81 x 64 cm.
Abstract:
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on vellum, dated 1 Sivan 5496 at Ferara (1736). The sign of the outspread hands on the top and the bottom indicate that both the bride and the groom are of priestly families. The name of each of their families thus ends with Kohen. The two figures on top represent wisdom (right) and courage (left). The four cartouches along the inner border depict the four seasons. The writing along the border is from the Book of Ruth. The two large figures on either side of the document represent plenty (right) and justice (left). The pomegranates on the bottom and in the cartouche, depicting summer, symbolize fertility.
Topics:
Ketubah --Italy --Ferrara
Prenuptial agreements (Jewish law)
Topics:
Ferrara (Italy) --Religious life and customs
Topics:
Eliezer Aaron ben David Abraham ha-Kohen
Guidita bat David ben Moses ha-Kohen
Language:
Hebrew
Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Genre:
Hand coloring
Illustrations
Ketubahs
Manuscripts
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Digital:
Art of the Ketubah
Call Number:
Hebrew +93:1
Orbis Record:
8850243
Orbis Barcode:
39002088759494
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1055409
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2013173
PID:
digcoll:3376004

Number of Pages: 1
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