Ancona was one of the most important centers of ketubbah decoration in Italy. The present document features a floral border of entwined vines and lushly painted flowers. The text is flanked by two women, the figure at right holding a sickle and the one at left a glass of red wine. Beneath the women are biblical phrases related to the imagery which offer blessings to the bride and groom: “They shall bring to life new grain, they shall blossom like the vine” (Hos. 14:8).
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