Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Nahum Slapak
Marriage contract (ketubbah) with depiction of the groom offering his bride wine at the Yihud ceremony
Sana'a (K'aa Bir El'azab quarter), Yemen
1794
Groom: Abraham, son of Mussa, son of Yahya Salem al-Cohen al-'Araqi
Bride: Rumiyyeh, daughter of Abraham Salem al-Sheikh al-Levi
Handwritten on parchment; ink and gouache
H: 42; W: 26 cm
Accession number: B09000 ; 179/008
 
 

Publications:
Sabar, Shalom, Mazal Tov: Illuminated Jewish Marriage Contracts from the Israel Museum Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1993, English / Hebrew
Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester, The Yemenites: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Culture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew
The Israel Museum, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir