Aztec Conch Shell Trumpet (Tecciztli)

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 November 2017
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This Aztec conch shell trumpet or "Tecciztli" dates from the Post-Classic era in Aztec history (1325-1521 CE). It was used in rituals, festivals, and religious processions. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 11). Aztec Conch Shell Trumpet (Tecciztli). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7597/aztec-conch-shell-trumpet-tecciztli/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Aztec Conch Shell Trumpet (Tecciztli)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 11, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7597/aztec-conch-shell-trumpet-tecciztli/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Aztec Conch Shell Trumpet (Tecciztli)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Nov 2017. Web. 17 Oct 2021.