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- Taken by
- Josep Giribet
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- Print Pricing
- $8.23 to $518.00
- 0.08 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Mar 28, 2014
- Date taken
- Apr 19, 2013
- macro, social, wedding
In Catalonia we have a network of regional archives found in villages and cities throughout the country tasked with preserving our heritage. In medieval times a strong Jewish community could be found in Cervera, a town deep in the Catalan mainland. Deep in that village’s archives many Hebrew and Jewish medieval heritage items can be found, and among those there are three remarkable Ketubah documents.
Ketuba are Jewish prenuptial agreements and these three were preserved in excellent condition as they had been recycled as makeshift covers for legal document archives. As it can be appreciated in this picture www.calidos.cat/gigafotos/acsg/ketubah1/ketubah_1_revers.jpg the fact that they had been used as binding material actually helped in preserving them up to modern times.
This and other ketubah have been studied by José Luis Lacave, in the book <i><b>Medieval ketubot from sefarad</b></i> - Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2002 - Hispania judaica; 11.
Date & place: October 15th (Wednesday), 1439. Cervera. (Year 5200 of the Hebrew Calendar)
Groom: MOSE ben RABI JEHOSUA ben RABI YEDAIA HA-NARBONI
Bride: ESTER filla del Rabí ELIEZER fill del Rabí YEHUDA ben IAGAR
Dowry: 100 Zuzim
Aixovar: golden, silver, dresses and jewelry = 600 diners
Escreix: 200 diners barcelonesos (1d. = 8 zuzim)
Signed: MOSE ben RABI JEHOSUA...
Witnesses: MESULAM ben RABI, SAMUEL GALIPAPA, YEHUDA ben JOSEF, HA-SALAMI
Physical characteristics: vellum
Size: 620 x 540 mm
Text language: Hebrew / Arameic
Writing: Hebrew alphabet in square form
Original document: Arxiu Comarcal de la Segarra (cultura.gencat.cat/arxius/ACSG /)
Crèdits de la gigafoto: calidos.cat / Josep Giribet
Date capture: 19th of April, 2013
Gigapixel image size: 19000 x 17700 pix
+info: Ketubah (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketubah )
Gear Kit: Digitizin table C-1, Camera CANON EOS 5D MarkII, CANON EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro optics.