ivory noisemaker; extension carved with flowers and crosshatched designs; plexi stand

Grogger (noise maker), 20th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Ivoryexpand_more

Gift of Harold and Mickey Smithexpand_more  98.136.15

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A grogger is a noise maker used during the traditional reading of the Megillah (scroll) Esther during the festival of Purim. During the reading of the story, listeners use the grogger to drown out each mention of the name of Haman, the villian of the story. While this grogger is the usual traditional form, the material is ivory and probably from India or Africa.

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Title
Grogger (noise maker)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.136.15
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ivory noisemaker; extension carved with flowers and crosshatched designs; plexi stand