2013-02-03

Longhorn Shofar

Postcard [88.26.5.3]: Das Schofarblasen am Neujahrsfest. le-shanah tovah. Hertzliche Glückwünsche (The Shofar blow on the New Year. Happy New Year. Heartfelt congratulations) (Frankfurt, Germany, postmarked 1902)
No, this isn't made from the horn of a longhorn steer, which would not be acceptable as a shofar. Were there, are there, sheep horns so long? Or is this a case of artistic license to exaggerate? Note how the horn's shape is repeated in arms of chandelier.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life ;http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=7333

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