The shofar is the trumpet of Bible times. Used to announce the beginning of holy days such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it was also used by ancient Jewish People at the beginning of battle. Israel's battle, led by Joshua, against the city of Jericho resulted in the walls of Jericho falling down at the thunderous sound of many shofars blowing at once. This small shofar is 8" to 11". Colors, textures, and finish vary in these natural animal horns but all are beautiful and have been tested to be functional before shipping.