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Hebraic Collections: Library of Congress, An Illustrated Guide
Foreword by Beverly Gray, Chief, African & Middle Eastern Division
Text by Michael W. Grunberger, Head, Hebraic Section
Pictured on the Right: Ketubah (Ancona, Italy, 1805). This lavishly illustrated marriage document features a cartouche adorned with a decorative crown with a depiction of Moses holding the tablets containing the Ten Commandments. Beams of light emanate from Moses's forehead as he gazes down the mountain. This marriage agreement is also a work of art.
Ketubah (Ancona, Italy, 1805)

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