Foreword by Beverly Gray, Chief, African & Middle Eastern
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.