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Ketubah written by hand on paper—Kabir El-Azav, Sanaa Yemen 1877.
Ketubah handwritten on a sheet of paper for a wedding which took place in Kabir El-Azav, the Jewish neighborhood of Sanaa. The groom is Haim ben Yosef ben Mansa El-Kohen El-Araki, the bride is Lulu (Margalit) of the Ratzabi family, 2nd Shvat, 1877. Signed: Ma’ari Yosef ben David Manzali (a student of the Maharitz), Shlomo Saliman Tzalach(?). The back has a shtar of the above signed with an additional signature correcting the agreement. See Encyclopedia of Yemenite Sages, p. 330 and 505. Tears and creases with light damage to text at the center of the ketubah. Stains, overall ok condition. 29x22cm.
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