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Marriage contract (ketubbah)
The original text was later replaced by one from

Pesaro, Italy
1853
Groom: Nehemiah Nissim, son of Shabbetai Haim Baer
Bride: Rosa, daughter of Isaac mi-Ascoli (Da Ascoli)
Handwritten on parchment; ink, tempera, and cutout and pasted etching
H: 70.5; W: 49.5 cm
Gift of Michael and Daphne Hadow, Newberry, Berkshire
Accession number: B85.0589 ; 179/339


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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