Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Mizrach and Shiviti Plaque – Wedding Souvenir, 1865

Opening: $500
Sold for: $1,375
Including buyer's premium

Mizrach/Shiviti plaque. [Eastern Europe], 1865.
Ink on paper.
Decorative frame composed of an arch reading "Know before whom you stand…", supported by columns containing prayer and Torah verses. Within the arch, a crown containing the "Shiviti" verse, supported by two tablets of the law inscribed with the ten commandments, surmounts a tree composed of Psalms verses depicting the ideal Jewish family and featuring a central medallion reading "Mizrach". Two hands, surmounting decorative triangular frames stating the names of the groom and the bride – "Nathan son of Yehuda Schwartz(?)", "Yent daughter of Hirsch Green", flank the tree. Dated Lag BaOmer 1865.
Approx. 23X21 cm. Fair condition. Stains and tears, mostly to margins and edge. Wooden frame, damaged. Unexamined out of frame.

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Shiviti Plaques, Ketubot, Prints
Shiviti Plaques, Ketubot, Prints