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Ram's horn from Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A shofar, a traditional Jewish ritual musical instrument, carved from a single ram's horn. The shofar has an associated wooden, box-shaped stand with a plastic mount that has been padded and wrapped with black tape.
Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Rabbi Capers Funnye, American, born 1952
Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, American, founded 1984
Date
1998
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Rabbi Capers Funnye and the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation
Medium
2011.88.6a: horn;
2011.88.6b: wood, metal, tape on plastic
Dimensions
2011.88.6a: 4 1/8 × 11 5/16 × 1 3/16 in. (10.5 × 28.7 × 3 cm)
2011.88.6b: 4 1/8 × 9 × 4 in. (10.4 × 22.8 × 10.2 cm)
Type
shofars
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Object number
2011.88.6ab
Topic
African American
Music
Religious groups
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions