Auction 44
Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

Lot Number 16

Ketubah and Decorated Marriage Contract – Mashhad, 1874

Sold For
984$
Opening
600$

Lot Number 16

Ketubah and Decorated Marriage Contract – Mashhad, 1874

Ketubah and marriage contract recording the marriage of the groom Binyamin ben Shemtov with the bride Shoshana bat Yosef. Mashhad (Iran), Elul 1874.
Handsome ketubah, adorned in simple patterns of blue, orange, purple and green. Marriage contract, similarly adorned.
These two documents reflect the custom of Mashhad anusim, who married according to Jewish law with a Hebrew ketubah with signatures of witnesses and of family members (according to their custom), while simultaneously drawing up a Muslim marriage contract (in Persian). Added to the margins of the contract in Persian are many Persian and Hebrew signatures.
The Hebrew document: 35X64 cm. Composed of two separate paper sheets. Overall good condition. Folding marks. Minor tears (minor damages to text), creases and stains. The Persian document: 35X64 cm. Composed of two separate paper sheets. Fair condition. Coarse tears with damage to text. Folding marks, creases and stains.

Sold For
984$
Opening
600$

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