Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 400 - $ 500

Specifications: [1] paper leaf. 63x68 cm. 

Content: The Isfahan Ketubah is characterized mainly by the Persian national symbol, the lion with a half sun in the form a human face behind it. It is possible that the Isfahan Jewish community used these Persian symbols due to it special status in the history of Persian Jewry.

The Ketubah is enclosed in a border with verses of blessing. Illustrations of plants, a vase with flowers, and birds are in the body of the Ketuba.  

Condition: Moderate-fine. A few ink smudges. Aging stains, a few tears around the folds which were reinforced with scotch tape on the back of the Ketubah.  

Category
Marriage contracts