Auction 69 Part 1 Rare and Important Items
Dec 3, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 8:

Illuminated Parchment Ketubah – Ancona, 1741

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Illuminated parchment ketubah, recording the marriage of the groom Avraham David son of Binyamin Baraffaele, to the bride Simcha daughter of Yitzchak Mondolfi. Ancona, 1741.
Large ketubah. The text is surrounded by an elaborate design, with rich foliate and rocaille motifs, in red, green and gilt. The outer frame contains the traditional blessings and verses: "With a good luck and favorable fortune… May G-d make the woman who is entering your home like Rachel and like Leah… May G-d bless you and protect you…".
The text of the ketubah is written in square Stam script. At the foot of the ketubah, the tena'im were added in Italian cursive script. The ketubah is signed by the witnesses: "Daniel son of Moshe Consolo (Nahamu), witness" (R. Daniel Nahamu, an Ancona Torah scholar, grandfather of R. Daniel Tirani author of Ikrei HaDat, who was named after him); "Matzliach son of Moshe Kohen, witness".
Maximum height: 71 cm. Maximum width: 51 cm. Fair condition. Stains, creases and fold lines. Large marginal tears, affecting border and decorations.

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