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Italian decorated Ketubah.
Ancona Italy 1822 - Illuminated and hand-written on parchment, calligraphic text in black ink within a wide-bordered water-colour depicting flowers and two large birds in the upper margin; some marginal defects, small tears, 62.5 x 43.2 cm. Mounted. An attractive example of a traditional Jewish marriage contract, fully manuscript and elegantly decorated with fine colours. An attractive example of a traditional Jewish marriage contract, fully manuscript and elegantly decorated with fine colours. This Ketubah was made for the Loni – Duranti wedding, celebrated on Sunday, the eve of the Jewish holiday Sukkot (14th of the month of Tishrey), year 5583 of the Jewish calendar (1822). Ancona is known to be one of the most prolific centres of Ketubah decoration in Italy. Jews started settling there around the end of the 10th century and by the mid 14th century they had become prosperous as an organised community, involved in the lending and banking businesses. After the city had fallen into the Papal state in 1429, Pope Martin V tried to develop Ancona as an Italian centre of commerce. In order to achieve that goal, the Jews were given permission to open banks and lend money with interest, which attracted immigrants from Germany, Spain, Sicily and Portugal. By 1550 the Jewish population of Ancona numbered about 2,700 individuals. The Ketubah is a nuptial agreement signed by the groom and presented to the bride as part of the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. It formalises the duties and responsibilities of the groom towards the bride, including some basic obligations such as sustenance (food and clothing), marital relations and compensation in the event of divorce. The Ketubah is read aloud during the wedding ceremony, signed by two witnesses and usually handed to the mother of the bride for safekeeping. Ketubot are often hung in the home of the couple, as a reminder of their vows and mutual marital responsibilities. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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