Adath Israel
 

Title

Ketubbah (Marriage Contract)

Creator

Wes ID #

cai043

CAI ID #

2013.S.212.4

Original Inventory #

73

Dimensions

38.1 x 45.7 x 1.9 cm (15 x 18 x 3/4 in) (including frame)

General Description

Iran was a major site of ketubot decoaration, with almost all of its Jewish population commissioning for decoarated ketubot. Typical of Iran and other heavily Muslim countries, this contract does not include any images of people, for fear of idolatry. This distinguishes Iranian marriage contracts from similar contracts in European countries. Instead, the object relies on animal imagery.

Description of materials

Gouache and watercolor on paper.

Time period

1927

Place of origin

Shiraz (Iran)

Provenance

Presented in honor of the 41st Anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Ross by their children, Dr. and Mrs. M. Ross.

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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