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The Enduring Beauty of a 300-Year-Old Decorated Ketubah

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Library of Congress' Hebraic Section recently acquired a Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract), handwritten in 1722 in Ancona, Italy. Because the Ketubah is displayed during the ceremony, the tradition evolved to decorate the Ketubah. This Italian Ketubah from 1722 shows how the decoration adds beauty and meaning to a dry legal document.