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Marriage contract (ketubbah)
Mashhad, Iran
1887 (Hijra, 1309)
Marriage contract of forcedly converted Jews
Groom: Agha Muhammed Sadic Sarref, son of Muhammed Ismail, Jadid al-Islam
Bride: Nasttar Khanom, daughter of Karbalai Abdul, Jadid al-Islam
Handwritten on paper; ink, watercolor, gold powder, and paper bands
H: 98.5; W: 68.5 cm
Gift of Eliezer Ben-Dov, Tehran
Accession number: B52.04.3579 ; 179/124


From the Israel Museum publications:
Sabar, Shalom, Mazal Tov: Illuminated Jewish Marriage Contracts from the Israel Museum Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1993, English / Hebrew

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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