AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 259


Kethubah [Marriage Contract]. Uniting families Coriat and El-Hadad, both of the Castilian-exiled community of Tetuan: Avraham son of Moshe, with Simchah daughter of Avraham. Manuscript written in Moroccan cursive Hebrew script in traditional style on vellum. Set within colorful mirhab-shaped floral border. Accomplished in ink and gouache. Signed by the groom and by witnesses: Shem-Tov ibn Walid and Raphael Yehuda Nahon. 12 x 16.5 inches (30.5 x 42 cm). Framed.

Tetuan, Morocco: 6th Tammuz, 1883

Est: $5,000 - $7,000
<<Accompanied by:>> Traditional Moroccan jewelry worn by the bride during the course of her nuptials (related, according to family tradition): A bracelet, ring, and two pendants. <<* With:>> A Coriat family signet ring, engraved in Hebrew: M’H Avraham b’r Yitzhak HaKohen, Sefardi Tahor (and on reverse, Sha-dai). <<*>> (Document): Consulado de Espana-Tetuan. Certificado de Protection - Abraham Coriat. 1902. <<*>> (Manuscript): Estatutos de la Alianza Israelita Universal. pp. 37. Tetuan, 1881. <<*>> Coriat Family photographs and related ephemera. Of ancient Spanish descent, the Coriat Family originated in Coria, located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura. With a recorded presence in Morocco from the time of the Spanish Expulsion, the family provided the Jewish community there with generations of rabbis, kabbalists and rabbinic scholars especially in Marrakesh and Tetuan. Since the 19th-century Coriat family members were active not only in communal leadership positions but reached increasing success in commercial endeavors, especially in Tetuan. Provenance: Consigned by a family descendant, Caracas, Venezuela.