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Shofar or Horn

Decorative Arts

CULTURE Jewish
MEDIUM Ram's horn
  • Possible Place Made: Near East
  • DATES 18th century with 20th century inscription
    DIMENSIONS 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (36.8 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS 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]
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 50.117.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai Brith
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 50.117.2_view2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    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. Condition: Moderate wear around the lip; crack on rim; ring around rim broken.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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