Ms. Acc. 316
18 th century
ink on paper; broadside (41.8 x 30 cm.); Italian cursive Hebrew script
This much faded epithalamium is written on a printed broadside displaying large images of
trumpeting putti at the top and a groom holding out his hand to his fan-wielding bride in the
center. The marriage was between Zechariah ben Abraham Fontanella and a woman whose name
is illegible but for its initial letter “B.”
Hebrew / Paper / Six parts; I: 4 ff. of 17,4 x 13,4 cm., II: 1 f. of 42,2 x 26,2 cm., III: 1 f. of 21,2 x 15,6 cm., IV: 1 f. of 25,4 x 18,7, 1 f. of 24,2 x 18,9 cm., V: 3 ff. of 25,3 x 18,6 cm., VI: 1 f. of 25,3 x 18,8 cm. / Neat Sephardic cursive writing with square headings (autograph) / Title written in engraved frame, cut out and pasted upon the page.