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Ketubah (marriage contract)

<p>Ketubah (marriage contract). Ink on parchment. 1377, Castell&oacute; d&rsquo;Emp&uacute;ries (cession of Girona Historical Archives)</p>

Ketubah (marriage contract). Ink on parchment. 1377, Castelló d’Empúries (cession of Girona Historical Archives)

When formalising an engagement, a contract was drawn up concerning the rights of the bride on issues such as the dowry and family life. This ketubah is for the marriage between David, son of Messul·lam de Gallac, and Astruga, daughter of Abraham ben Jucef, from Castelló d'Empúries.

This is the only Hebrew marriage contract from Girona, and one of the most beautiful and best preserved examples in Catalonia. The scroll would have been part of the binding of a volume of notarial records.

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