Ketubbah: The Art of the Jewish Marriage Contract

Ketubbah: The Art of the Jewish Marriage Contract

by Shalom Sabar
     
 
The custom of illuminating the traditional Jewish marriage contract, the kettubah, developed over the last four centuries into a rich and varied form of Jewish folk art. This book offers a broad selection from one of the outstanding collections of kettubot, representing Jewish communities from the Near East to Northern Europe. It focuses particularly on

Overview

The custom of illuminating the traditional Jewish marriage contract, the kettubah, developed over the last four centuries into a rich and varied form of Jewish folk art. This book offers a broad selection from one of the outstanding collections of kettubot, representing Jewish communities from the Near East to Northern Europe. It focuses particularly on the kettubot of Italy, where the art of illuminated kettubah, founds its most beautiful expression during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, under the influence of Renaissance of Baroque art.

Co-produced with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, home to one of the largest collections of kettubot, this book also offers a fascinating account of Jewish marriage customs and a vivid picture of diverse Jewish communities.

Author Bio: Dr. Shalom Sabar, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is an outstanding authority on kettubot and co-author of Jerusalem: Stone and Spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847822935
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
01/03/2001
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 13.16(h) x 0.76(d)

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