AUCTION 68 | Thursday, April 07th, 2016 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 190


“Booklet-form” Marriage Contract. Folded into six leaves (12 pages). Persian square and cursive Hebrew scripts composed in brown ink on paper. Uniting the groom, Natzer ben Haham Baruch Harofe, with the bride, Natzereth bat Abba. Written within brightly colored decorative borders utilizing a distinct Persian design incorporating geometric and floral motifs. All accomplished in multi-colors with gold predominating. Contemporary velvet boards. 4to.

Teheran: 22nd Kislev 1915

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Exhibited: “To Have and to Hold:” Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum, Congregation Emanu-El, New York, April-July, 2001. “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 20th century.” See S. Sabar, Ketubbah (1990) no. 227.