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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Shofar; ram's horn; musical horn tradionally sounded in synagogue on the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

  • Culture/period

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 27.6 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The traditional use of a ram's horn was influenced by the story of the Binding of Isaac (although a shofar is permitted to be made from the horn of any animal considered to be ritually pure, with the exception of a cow, forbidden due to the incident of the golden calf).

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated events

    • Used at: Day of Atonement
    • Used at: New Year
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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