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Auction 72: March 16th, 2017

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Lot: 251 (KETHUBAH). Marriage Contract. Uniting Shlumiel Aviad Hai (Pacifico), son of Moses Jacob Pisa, with Bianca, daughter of Isaac Monteglia. Written in square Hebrew script on vellum. In two panels, surmounted by arches and bounded by pillars, containing celebratory wedding related verses, the text at right contains the marriage formula, financial and related obligations appear at left, each followed by the signatures of the parties and witnesses. Accomplished in ink and gouache. Decorated in vibrant colors, with twin medallions containing the decalogue and a central Star-of-David motif. Unexamined out of frame. 15 x 21 inches.

11th Nisan, Split (Croatia): 1856. Est: $4,000 - $6,000

-Of Croatian origin. An attractive Kethubah from an unusual locale. Text with distinct variants to traditional formula.

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