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date: 02 March 2021


  • J. Richard Haefer


Percussion plaque of the Aztec people of pre-Contact Mexico. The disc-shaped instrument, commonly made of copper (gold, clay, and stone were also used), was suspended by ropes and played reportedly sometimes in pairs, with metal or wood beaters, for royal dances. It was also called a caililiztli (chililitli) and reportedly played with the ...

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