The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
This pottery rattle is in the shape of a ball used in an Aztec game. Although numerous pottery instruments survive from pre-Conquest South and Central America, little is known of how they were used before Spanish invaders ravaged the native cultures.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Mr. Isaacs
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 207.