19th Century Moroccan Ketubah, Jewish Marriage Contract on Parchment
The text is framed by a stylized Moorish arch with flowers decoration both sides. The names of the bride and groom and the word "hai" (life) are written in large Hebrew block letters. Above the text is a border that contains blessings for the bride and groom. The Ketubah is decorated with three arches at the very top, The panel below the arches contains the inscription "with a good sign (be-simana tava). and in a time of good will, blessing and success." Morocco, parchment Ink and red, green and gold paint. The Ketubah is in a Passepartout frame.