Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Nahum Slapak
Marriage contract (ketubbah) with pointed base characteristic of Roman ketubbot
Rome, Italy
1627
Groom: Menahem, son of Samuel Zadik
Bride: Zevia, daughter of Elijah Toscano
Handwritten on parchment; ink, tempera, and gold powder
H: 88.4; W: 62.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Charles and Suzanne Merzbach, Jerusalem
Accession number: B82.0052 ; 179/316
 
 

Publications:
Sabar, Shalom, Mazal Tov: Illuminated Jewish Marriage Contracts from the Israel Museum Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1993, English / Hebrew

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