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Shofar, early 1800sShofar, early 1800s

This shofar, a Jewish ceremonial instrument made from a ram's horn, was the first object of Judaica collected by Cyrus Adler for the National Museum in 1889. Adler's grandfather, Leopold Sulzberger, brought it with him to the United States when he emigrated from Germany in 1838.

See also: Musical Instruments, Religious History

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