This ketubbah from Lugo (Emilia Romagna) was created for the marriage of Joseph, son of the late Samuel Treves, and Vittoria, daughter of Joseph Nahman Modena. In Lugo, artists developed a technique of making intricate cutout borders. Here, for instance, the arch supported by a pair of twisted columns and its floral decorations are entirely formed from such cutouts. The text of the contract has been glued onto an older frame. The colorful scenes and floral decorations are not drawn, but instead were cut from printed non-Jewish sources, glued on and then colored. Nonetheless, the chosen scenes refer to a wedding, such as the young couple in the upper part, or the religious scenes from the Old Testament (Samson and Delilah, Jacob's ladder, and Joseph as interpreter of dreams).
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