AUCTION 16 | Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts From the Library of the London Beth Din

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Lot 249


“Booklet-form.” Folded into four leaves (eight pages). Persian cursive Hebrew script in black ink. Within brightly colored decorative borders with a distinctive Persian design incorporating geometric and floral motifs. All accomplished in multiple colors including gold paint 210x315 mm

Teheran: 1923

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
“Among Muslims in Persia illuminated marriage contracts in the form of booklets were popular from the second half of the 19th century. the layout and elaborate designs of the contracts undoubtedly influenced Jewish-persian booklet Ketubbot, which emanate chiefly from Teheran in the early 20tth century.” Sabar 227