This handmade Persian ketuba was used approximately 100 years ago. The contract was for the marriage between Bavagan ben Yaakov and Sarah bat Shlomo ha Levi in the Hebrew year 5660. (The year 1900 overlaps 5760-61.) The decorations include a panel with 20 good wishes in Hebrew, flowers and multi-colored borders of arrow shaped elements. The crudeness of the decorative work adds to the interest of this piece. Watercolor and ink on paper (approx. 17 1/4″ x 13 1/2″).
Because antique ketubot were generally folded away for storage, as in this case,one almost always finds damage due to that folding. This ketuba is in fair condition with some separation on the fold lines, some minor losses on the top left corner, the top and bottom edges (particularly on the central fold line), within the image (again on the fold lines). In the image there are a few light spots and small areas where the watercolor has run. Overall, however, the ketuba is bright and clean and looks good. (antiques)
The quoted price DOES NOT include the red frame shown in the photo. The ketuba will be sent flat without a frame. If you wish to have it sent in this frame, please contact us for the frame price and shipping costs.