The Shofar is the ritual instrument of the ancient and modern Hebrews, the only Hebrew cultural instrument to have survived until now. Of martial origin, the shofar was a priestly instrument in Biblical times. According to the Mishna, two different forms of shofar were used in the Temple. One made of ibex horn, its bell ornamented with gold, was sounded at New Year and during the Yovel Days. The other one, made of ram's horn, with silver ornamentation, was sounded on fast days. Made of a ram's horn. Size varies, about 2 notes playable. Approximately 12" long. Measured on the outside curve.