Ketubah: Pisa (Italy), 1721

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31600
Price $225.00
Members $202.50

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    NOTE: Ketubahs are special order items due to their customization for each wedding couple. Please call 212-423-3211 for more information and to place an order with a specialist from our sales team.  Should you order online, please expect to hear from our sales team to confirm and complete your order.  While we try to show many of our available ketubahs online, a full selection can be seen at our retail location in the Jewish Museum in New York City.  The Museum Collection ketubahs are also available for purchase online at Ketubah.com

    Ketubah.com and the Jewish Museum have collaborated to bring together a beautiful selection of Ketubahs culled from the Museum's collection of Marriage Contracts. The Museum Collection features ketubah designs adapted from original works from around the world that date as far back as the 1600s. Their timeless artwork decorates modern texts and provides a reminder of the long history and tradition behind signing the ketubah.

     This ketubah was adapted from a marriage contract from Pisa (Italy), 1721, in the collection of the Jewish Museum. The Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Tuscany (r. 1587-1609) invited Jews to settle in Pisa and Livorno in the late 16th century; they included descendants of Spanish conversos. It is therefore not surprising that, in this ketubah from Pisa, the original bride and groom were of Spanish origin. The groom's family emblem, featured in the shield above, includes a lion. The representation of seminude figures in the top corners of the ketubah indicates the influence of Italian art.
     
    Translation of Hebrew text on ketubah
    Top:
    In cartouche: "The crown of the good name"
    Above text:
    "With a good sign and favorable fortune"
    Sides:
    "The Lord make the woman that is to come into your house like Rachel and Leah, which two did build the house of Israel, and do you worthily in Ephrath and be famous in Bethlehem; and let your house be like the house of Peretz, whom Tamar bore unto Judah, of the seed which the Lord shall give you of this young woman." (Ruth 4:11b-12)
    Bottom:
    "Your wife will be as a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of your house; your children like olive plants around your table." (Psalm 128:3)
     
    Available in 4 sizes and 18 text options, including custom text.
     
    Member's discount is only available when the ketubah is purchased through the Jewish Museum Shop.
     
    Heirloom-quality giclee print using archival inks and paper.
     
    Price listed is for classic size: 18-1/4"x 23-1/2" and does not include the personalization fee ($75). Someone from our sales team will reach out to clarify details once your online order is placed.  Please allow at least three weeks to fulfill your ketubah order from the order date.  For faster fulfillment, please call our shop before placing your order to coordinate express delivery options.

     
     

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