Trumpet (shofar)

19th century


Object Place: Poland

Dimensions

Length 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1961

Medium or Technique

Ramhorn

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Made of a ram’s horn, straightened out and flattened; a scalloped opening edge. Engraved zigzags in three wavy, parallel lines. The integral mouthpiece of oval conoidal shape is carved out of the cut-off tip of the horn.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection