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  • John M. Schechter


Gourd rattle of the Aztec (Nahua) and other pre-Columbian Mexican peoples, and still used in various Indian cultures of Mexico. It was important in dance and was painted in the Bonampak murals, in the Codex Becker I, and in the illustrations accompanying Bernardino de Sahagún’s ...

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