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Title
Conch shell trumpet (Quiquiztli)
Publication Information
Pomona College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Aztec Regalia by Javier Galvez
Rights Information
Physical rights are retained by the institution. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. Copyright laws.
Description
A natural shell aerophone, decorated with an outline of an eagle head on the exterior surface; has a broken edge. For millennia, various sizes of conch shell trumpets (known as quiquiztli or atecocolli in Náhuatl) were used for calls to prayer, acknowledging the wind or four directions, for timekeeping, or during combat. They are now considered part of a contemporary Aztec dancer's regalia.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/azt/id/160
Subject
Musical instruments
Aztecs - Music
Aztec dances
Shells
Source
Javier Galvez Collection
Relation
Aztec Regalia by Javier Galvez - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/azt

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