Medical Diploma of Israel Olmo
Manuscript, Padua, Italy, 1755
Recipient: Israel Olmo
Parchment, ink, paint

The lavish decoration and illustration of the family coat of arms is typical of such diplomas at this early period, although awarding Jews such documents for graduation was still a parity. Padua was almost unique in accepting Jews for medical studies even in the mid-18th century. The Olmo family's coat of army depicts both a tree and a garden fountain. The parchment certificate is bound in a fine leather cover.

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