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Mexican Toltec tlapitzalli Pre-Colombian flute

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About

Toltec mexican flute, pre-Colombian tlapitzalli musical instrument decorated with two human masks wearing feathered headdresses. It is pierced by six holes lined alternately with red and green paint. A copy of the same type was found on the Toltec site of Tula (Teotihuacan), 700-1100 AD.

Characteristics

  • Time:8th century
  • Origin:Mexico
  • Material or technique:Terracotta
  • Sizes:5.8 x 22 x 6.5 cm (Width x Length x Height)
  • Reference:829

Conservation status

Really good condition

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