With the English text wrapping around the central Aramaic and Hebrew, this unusual ketubah is evocative of a page of Talmud. The initial capitals are illuminated much the same way as the medieval manuscripts that influenced their design.
(These initial caps are printed, not shiny.) Phrases from the Song of Songs, in exquisitely detailed red filigree, balance the composition of the ketubah. At the top: “You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride.” At the bottom: “This is my beloved, this is my friend.” Scroll down for additional views.
Print Method: Giclée
Original Medium: Gouache, pen & ink, gold leaf
Please note: Due to the variations between computer monitors, and the inherent difference between projected light and ink on paper, the colors you see here are only approximations.