Sterling Silver Plated Yemenite Kudu Shofar - Lion Design (Choice of Sizes)
Polished Kudu Horn, 925 Sterling Silver Plated, Gold Plated
Size: Available in 5 lengths. Shofars are measured lengthways, around their curves.
28" - 32" / 71 - 81 cm
32" - 36" / 81 - 91 cm
36" - 40" / 91 - 102 cm
40" - 44" / 102 - 112 cm
44" - 48" / 112 - 122 cm
Replete with ancient Jewish symbolism, this majestic shofar will bring impressive beauty to your New Year celebrations! The horn features a range of rich natural hues and boasts a highly polished shine. It has been decorated with three thick silver bands, each of which is decorated with opulent gold. The lowest one shows a leafy bunch of grapes growing on a vine; the second portrays a Menorah engraved into gold. The top decoration features two golden lions with full manes and open mouths facing each other, with a crown suspended between them. Below this lies the word "Jerusalem".
In Judaism, grapes represent fruitfulness and wealth. The Menorah, stolen from the Temple's remains by the Ancient Romans, represents the Jews' eternal connection to God. Lions and crowns are symbolic of Jerusalem, King David and the Tribe of Judah: incidentally, David was descended from Judah and established Jerusalem as his capital city.
For centuries, Yemenite Jews have used rare Kudu horns as shofars. Bigger and more melodic than European ram shofars, the impressive spiral horns are a natural center to Rosh Hashanah's festive celebrations. They also make fabulous home decor pieces year-round, and unique gifts to mark special occasions.
The shofar makes several appearances throughout the Bible. God describes Rosh Hashanah as Yom Teruah - a day of blowing. Shofarot were used by the priests to bring down the wall of Jericho in the book of Joshua, and to herald the anointment of a new king.
Please note: Shofars are an organic product, so their exact coloring and length may be slightly different to that pictured.
Due to the natural variation of the organic horn and the artistic liberties of the artist, there might be slight variations than as pictured.
A clear acrylic shofar stand is available with this shofar for an additional charge.