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Ketubah

  • Ketubah. Madrid © Biblioteca Nacional de España

    Ketubah. Madrid © Biblioteca Nacional de España

     
  

Category

Manuscript

Date

17th century (1669)

Original title

Ketubá
Spanish National Library
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Magnificent Hebrew manuscript in the form of a scroll from Toledo cathedral.

It contains the marriage contract between Mordecai, son of David, from Sicily, and Gentilisca, daughter of Jacob, from Ceprano. It is dated on the 13 of Sivan, 5429 (corresponding to 1669 of our era), in Rome. The lettering is in a beautiful square Sephardic script. It is decorated with borders featuring plant motifs, and has red, green and blue initials and the representation of a lion amid the floral ornamentation at the lower edge. The scroll is conserved in a cylindrical case lined with red leather and decorated with gold.

Details of the work

Origin/Provenance
Toledo Cathedral

Object
Manuscript

Dimensions
50 x 24 cm.

Material
Parchment scroll (34 lines)

Remarks
Text in Hebrew. Square script.

  

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