The Great Synagogue in Florence, Italy was completed in 1882, after eight years of construction. It is inspired by the byzantine church Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, yet shows moorish influences both in the interior and exterior design. The upper portion of this ketubah is based on the exterior of the synagogue, with its beautifully carved stone facade, octagonal turrets, and copper dome. The lower portion of the ketubah is based on a design motif found in the arch above the synagogue's holy ark. The color scheme is true to the original. The lanscape at the top of the ketubah shows two Italian cypress trees, growing together on the soft, rolling hills so typical to the Tuscan countryside.
19" x 28"
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