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The Modena Italian Ketubah


Material: Giclée (See All Material Options)
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Size: 16 x 24
Inspired Artistically By: The Traditional Ketubot of Modena (1720 - 1800)Price: $290.00 Guarantee: Best Price & Price Matching Guarantee
The Jews of Modena were the bankers (under the protection of the House of Este) and scribes, particularly the Kabbalistic scribes, since 1025. The Jewish tradition of Modena is rich and varied: the Jews were expelled from Bologna and other parts of Italy and escaped to the safety of Modena; yet Modena still required a Ghetto. They were the heart of the “Italkim,” the Jews of Italy.
The tradition of the Ketubot from Modena is one of the greatest remaining gifts to modern Jewry from Modena. The Ketubot of Modena were elegant yet embellished — a perfect combination representing the ups-and-downs of the traditional Jewish life in Modena.
The Modena Ketubah incorporates the elaborate details of the southern Sephardi Jews — and applies it to a more traditionally Ashkenazim format, where a simple frame holds the text. The use of one single color was popular in the early sixteenth century, as pigments were scarce, and the color red was the most appropriate option when writing on parchment

All Historical Ketubot are printed on traditional Heavyweight Giclée Paper. Printed using archival and fade resistant ink. The Historical Ketubot are the traditional Ketubot of the Jewish diaspora.

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