Jalisco Blackware Rattle

100 BC to 250 AD

6 1/2″ in length

A very rare ceramic rattle from Jalisco, Mexico. This piece measures 6 1/2″ in length and has a blackware slip.

The rattle is large for the type and is in mint condition. It is hollow with a long stem and has a cylinder shaped end that terminates in a point. Small holes were punched in the barrel to help the rattles move around with ease. They produce a wonderful sound.

Musical instruments such as this one were used during important ceremonies and feasts. It’s possible they were the possessions of Shaman who would use them during religious events.

Ex Meza family collection from Whittier, California. Acquired in the 1960s.






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