Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 17:

Six Parchment Ketubot - Italy

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Six parchment ketubot from Italy:
1. Parchment ketubah, recording the wedding of the groom David Lopez Miranda, with the bride Donna Rachel daughter of Emmanuel Almeida. Livorno, 1735. The upper part contains the text of the ketubah, and the lower part the text of the tena'im. At the foot of the text of the ketubah, the signatures of the witnesses: "Gabriel del Rio" (leading Livorno Torah scholar, rabbi of the city, a supporter of the Ramchal in the polemic against him, gave his approbation to the book Shomer Emunim by R. Yosef Ergas, immigrated to Eretz Israel, where he passed away in 1738) and "Yitzchak Enriquez". With the signature of the groom (in Italian). These same witnesses signed at the bottom of the tena'im (in Hebrew and Italian), as well as the groom (in Italian).
2. Parchment ketubah, recording the wedding of the groom Avraham son of Mordechai Gallichi, with the bride Esther daughter of Yitzchak Malach. Livorno, 1822. The text of the ketubah is inscribed in the upper part of the leaf, and the text of the tena'im, below. Signatures (in Italian) of the groom and the two witnesses: "Samuel di Sabbato Sahadun" and "Benedetto Ascarelli".
3. Parchment ketubah, recording the wedding of the groom Shmuel son of Yaakov Refael Yishmael Lumbroso, with the bride Chana daughter of Daniel Camis de Fonseca. Livorno, 1836. The text of the ketubah is inscribed in the upper part of the leaf, and that of the tena'im below. The signatures of the groom, bride and two witnesses (in Italian): "Abram Benedetto Piperno" (R. Avraham Baruch Piperno, scribe of the Livorno community and one of its Torah scholars) and "David Ottolenghi".
4. Parchment ketubah, recording the wedding of the groom Moshe Chaim son of Mordechai Montecorboli, with the bride Chana daughter of Avraham Archivolti. Livorno, 1864. Written by the scribe Reuven son of Binyamin Funaro (who mentions his name in the text of the ketubah). Signed (in Italian), by the groom and bride, and the two witnesses: "D. Guttieres" and "Alberto Tedeschi", and by the scribe.
5. Parchment ketubah, recording the wedding of the groom Shmuel son of Moshe dello Strologo, with the bride Adele daughter of Yitzchak Baruch Eminente. Massa Ducale (Massa, Tuscany), 1849. The text of the ketubah is inscribed in the upper part of the leaf, followed by an official document in Italian, written in Livorno two days later. The ketubah and tena'im are written following the Livorno custom. With the (Italian) signatures of the groom, bride and two witnesses.
6. Parchment ketubah, recording the wedding of the groom Rachamim Carlo son of Yaakov Ashkenazi, with the bride Bracha Virginia daughter of Michael Treves. Torino, 1887. Unsigned. Upper part trimmed.
6 Ketubot, size varies (average height: 40 cm). Overall good condition. Stains and creases.

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