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Medieval Ketubah in Catalonia (1435) by Josep Giribet

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$8.23 to $518.00
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0.29 Gigapixels
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Date added
Mar 28, 2014
Date taken
Apr 19, 2013
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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.
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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/ketubah2/ketubah_2_revers.jpg Will open in a new tab or window Will open in a new tab or window the fact that they had been used as binding material actually helped in preserving them up to modern times.
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Date & place: 5th of June (Sunday), 1435. Bellpuig. (Year 5195 of the Hebrew Calendar).
Groom: MOSHE ben Shemuel ben Shemuel Mashullam of Saporta.
Bride: DOLÇA, daugther of Benvenist ben Zerahya ben Lavi, known for his horse skills.
Bride’s mother: DORONA widow of R. BENVENIST...
Signed: MOSE ben R., SEMUEL ben R., SEMUEL MESULAM DE SAPORTA
Witnesses: JACOB ben EZRA ben Adret, IÇACH Gracian ben Yosef Gracian
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Physical characteristics:
Material: vellum
Size: 560 x 780 mm
Text language: Hebrew / Arameic
Writing: Hebrew alphabet in square form
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Original: Arxiu Comarcal de la Segarra (www.cultura.gencat.cat/arxius/ACSG Will open in a new tab or window/)
Gigaphoto: calidos.cat / Josep Giribet
Date: 19th of April, 2013
Gigafoto size: 19000 x 17700 px
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Gear Kit: Digitizing table C-1, Camera CANON EOS 5D MarkII, CANON EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro optics.


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