Sienna, Italy, 1700
Art By The Jewish Museum
This ketubah was adapted from a marriage contract, from Sienna (Italy), 1700, in the collection of The Jewish Museum. The family coat of arms, a lion holding a censer is depicted on top in the center. Various biblical and secular scenes comprise the decoration. The large allegorical figures on either side of the upper arch represent Fame (an angel blowing a trumpet) and Profit (a man with a bag of seeds). The zodiac follows the Hebrew calendar, but includes a unicorn with a virgin, Christian symbols that represent the sign of Virgo. Archway above: Outer arch: “So God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fat places of the earth, And plenty of corn and wine.” (Genesis 27:28) Inner arch: “Whose findeth a wife findeth a great good” (Proverbs 18:22)/”Let thy fountain be blessed; And have joy of the wife of thy youth.” (Proverbs 5:18) In the architrave, beginning on the upper right (below the cartouche with depiction of Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law) starts a long inscription from Isaiah 61:10 through 62:4. This inscription continues all around the sides. It reads: Isaiah: Chapter 61? 10. I greatly rejoice in the Lord,?My whole being exults in my God.?For He has clothed me with garments of triumph,?Wrapped me in a robe of victory,?Like a bridegroom adorned with a turban,?Like a bride bedecked with her finery.? 11. For as the earth brings forth her growth?And a garden makes the seed shoot up,?So the Lord God will make?Victory and renown shoot up? In the presence of all the nations. Isaiah: Chapter 62? 1. For the sake of Zion I will not be silent,?For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still,?Till her victory emerge resplendent?And her triumph like a flaming torch.? 2. Nations shall see your victory,?And every king your majesty; ?And you shall be called by a new name?Which the Lord Himself shall bestow.? 3. You shall be a glorious crown?In the hand of the Lord,?And a royal diadem?In the palm of your God. 4. Nevermore shall you be called “Forsaken,”?Nor shall your land be called “Desolate”;?But you shall be called “I delight in her,”?And your land “Espoused.”?For the Lord takes delight in you,?And your land shall be espoused.
Our paper ketubahs (papercut ketubahs included) are printed on cold press, acid free art paper, the standard in artistic reproductions. This paper is slightly textured and can be ordered with or without name printing.
14" x 18", 18.25" x 23.5", 22" x 28"
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Our giclée print ketubah collection offers the largest selection of limited-edition ketubahs available anywhere, so you can find a ketubah that will suit you, your wedding and your traditions. We work with couples and officiants from every Jewish denomination, and can incorporate the appropriate text to suit your wedding.
Our Historical ketubah collection is the extraordinary result of our collaboration with The National Library of Israel and The Jewish Museum. This collaboration was created to bring you authorized reproductions of ketubahs culled from both museums’ permanent collections. Our historical museum collection features Ketubah designs adapted from original works from around the world that date as far back as the 1400’s.
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