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Marriage contract (ketubbah)
Decorated frame: Venice (?), Italy, first half of the 18th century
Text: Modena, Italy, 1817
Groom: Meir Haim, son of Moses Abraham Rovigo
Bride: Hava Grazia, daughter of Avtalyon Teglio, called Hezekiah
Parchment, tempera, gold powder, pen and ink
H: 84.5; W: 58.5 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0064 ; 179/221


From the Israel Museum publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981
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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