Jewish. <em>Shofar or Horn</em>, 18th century with 20th century inscription. Ram's horn, 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (36.8 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai Brith, 50.117.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.117.2_view2_PS2.jpg)

Shofar or Horn


Medium: Ram's horn

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century with 20th century inscription

Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (36.8 x 16.5 cm)


Accession Number: 50.117.2

Image: 50.117.2_view2_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Shofar (ram's horn) hatched with a Hebrew inscription made in the 20th century. Cross hatch decoration on rim of horn; scrolled line decoration in triangle on curve of horn. Inscription quoted from Genesis 22:13 " And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked and, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for burnt-offering instead of his son." Condition: Moderate wear around the lip; crack on rim; ring around rim broken.

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