The Jews of Isfahan believed that they were the oldest Jewish community in Persia and the decoration of this marriage contract reflects their national pride. The peacocks and the motif of the lion in front of the rising sun were common symbols of Persia.


  • Title: Marriage Contract
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: 1897
  • Location: Isfahan, Iran, Asia
  • Physical Dimensions: 30 1/2 × 29 in. (77.5 × 73.7 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Paint and ink on paper

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