Shofar or Horn
18th century with 20th century inscription
20th-century Hebrew inscription, from the Bible (Genesis 22:13), reads: "And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering instead of his son." [see catalogue sheet in Decorative Arts departmental files for Hebrew]
This item is not on view
Gift of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai Brith
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Jewish. Shofar or Horn, 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)
overall, 50.117.2_view2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
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.
Condition: Moderate wear around the lip; crack on rim; ring around rim broken.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.