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Modena, Italy, 1831

 

Modena, Italy, 1831

 
 

 

​This ketubah is a perfect example of the fact that even if a ketubah is not necessarily decorated with colors or rich decorations, Jerusalem still makes an appearance. The scribe set Biblical verses in square calligraphy around the central text, creating a double frame for the parchment. In the inner frame is Psalm 45, which praises the character of the king (the groom) and his bride. In the outer frame there is a symbolic description of the bride and groom (Isaiah 61:11-62:1) which ends in this significant verse: "For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest".

 

[A similar ketubah decorated with flowers: Modena, 1790 – Ketubah no. 145].

 

 
 
  

 

Modena, Italy, 1831

 

 

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Modena, Italy, 1831​This ketubah is a perfect example of the fact that even if a ketubah is not necessarily decorated with colors or rich decorations, Jerusalem still makes an appearance. The scribe set Biblical verses in square calligraphy around the central text, creating a nice double frame for the parchment. In the inner frame is Psalm 45, which praises the character of the king (the groom) and his bride. In the outer frame there is a symbolic description of the bride and groom (Isaiah 61:11-62:1) which ends in this significant verse, "For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest".
 
[A similar ketubah decorated with flowers: Modena, 1790- Ketubah no. 145].