23.6"x16.5", 60x42 cm
Giclee print of an original ketubah, limited edition of 250, signed and numbered.

Gold applied by hand.

This ketubah is based on the design of a most beautiful ketubah made in Ancona, Italy, in 1772, but the style chosen for its decoration comes from the Judaic manuscript illustrators' workshop of 15th century Lisbon, Portugal. Typical colorful floral strings border the ketubah, and a black and white design, (originally a cutout), fills the top areas and side panels next to the ketubah's writing space.

The red borders are covered with thin gold line elements.

The top text says, "And I will espouse you forever." (Hosea 2:21-22)

Around the center are verses from Song of Songs, praising the bride (ibid, 4:9-10): "You have captured my heart, my own, my bride. You have captured my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one coil of your necklace. How sweet is your love, my own, my bride! How much more delightful your love than wine, your ointment more fragrant than any spice."

The verses describing the groom are (6:10-11, 15-16): "My beloved is clear-skinned and ruddy, pre-eminent among ten thousand. His head is fine gold, his locks are curled and black as a raven. He is majestic as Lebanon, stately as the cedars. His mouth is delicious and all of him is delightful. Such is my beloved, such is my darling, O maidens of Jerusalem."

Size: 23.6 x 16.5" / 60 x 42 cm CALL KIM FOR ORDERING INFORMATION 508-370-0990