Ketubah : Mantua, Italy, 1662, May 31

Published/Created:
Mantua, Italy
1662 May 31
Physical Description:
1 l.
color illustration
50 x 35 cm.
Notes:
Bride: Yintilah (Gentila) bat Ya'akov Italiyah.
Bridegroom: Azri'el Levi ben Avraham Levi Mai.
Abstract:
Marriage contract, manuscript, ink and paint on vellum, dated 13th of Sivan 5422 (1662) at Mantovah. The text is framed by an elaborate arch. At the top of the arch is the statement This gate is for God, only the righteous will enter through it. Within the arch above the text is a cartouche with a picture with a pitcher pouring water into a basin. This image is in honor of the bridegroom who is a Levite. Throughout the ketubah are Biblical quotations written in exquisite micrography and larger block Hebrew letters.
Topics:
Ketubah --Italy --Mantua
Prenuptial agreements (Jewish law)
Topics:
Mantua (Italy) --Religious life and customs
Topics:
Azri'el Levi ben Avraham Levi Mai
Yintilah bat Ya'akov Italiyah
Language:
Hebrew
Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Genre:
Hand coloring
Illustrations
Ketubahs
Manuscripts
Micrography (Writing technique)
Format:
Mixed Material
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 +97
Orbis Record:
7798926
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1162042
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2040865
PID:
digcoll:3513403

Number of Pages: 1
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