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Title Ketubbah
Related place Kerkyra (Greece) - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 2001
Citation Note Greece
Host Item CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-5752-S142981
Description Bride: "מרת אישפוראנשא בת כה"ר (כבוד הרב) חיים שיזאנא." "Mrs. Esperansa, daughter of the honourable Rabbi H ayim Shisana (Cesena)." Groom: "מיכאל מצא בן כה"ר (כבוד הרב) יעקב מצא." "Michael Ma z a the son of the honourable Rabbi Jacob Ma z a" Date: "בראשון בשבת שלושה ימים לחדש טבת שנת חמשת אלפים שש מאות ואחד לבריאת עולם ושנת אלף ושבע מאות ושלושה ושבעים לחורבן בית המקדש." "On a Sunday, third day of the month Tevet, the year 5601 to the Creation (27.12.1840) and the year 1773 to the destruction of theTemple( 68 - according to the local counting =1841)." Place of marriage : "פה אי עיר קירקי." The rectangular ketubbah is topped by a wavy arch enclosing the family emblem. A double arch framed by medallions is supported by three Corinthian-like columns, enclosing the traditional text of the ketubbah on the right and the tena'im (the conditions and obligations of the husband in case of divorce or his death), on the left side. Above the central column is an oval medallion enclosing a man and a woman standing in a room and holding hands, representing the married couple. Twenty-four medallions surround the double arch depicting the personifications of the Four Seasons in four corners, and the twelve Zodiac signs, alternating with biblical stories (see: Remarks: no.1). The biblical stories are depicted randomly in two groups within the side bands and two single medallions in the upper and lower bands
David playing the harp (I Sam. 16:23) is in the central upper row, while the Sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22:1-18), is set in the same axis in the lower row. The other episodes are read clockwise, beginning with the second medallion from the right column: Jacob's dream (Gen. 28:11-13), Joseph and Potiphar's wife (Gen. 39:7-17), Yael and Sisera (Judg. 4:17-22). In the second medallion in the botto
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-5752-S142981
System Number 997004199530405171

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