Ketubot from Italy

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Finale Emilia, Italy, 1835

Bride: Hannah bat Barukh Avraham Pesah
Groom: Elisha Ye'uda bar Yom Tov Hai Donati
Tuesday, 5 Sivan 5595 (June 2, 1835)
On vellum

The writing along the border in Hebrew block letters consists of blessings for the bride and groom taken from the Book of Psalms and the Book of Ruth. Above the text is an image of two joined hearts surrounded by a circle which contains sayings relating to love and marriage taken from the biblical Songs of Songs and other sources.

A full size, readable image of this Ketubah is available by following this link to the Beinecke's Digital Image Collection

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