Fragment of Rattle Foot

Unidentified Zapotec maker



Red terracotta

Overall: 2 1/8 × 2 13/16 × 2 1/16 in. (5.4 × 7.2 × 5.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Aurellia T. and Gordon Arnold Meader, Class of 1919



Place Made: Oaxaca, Mexico, North America

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by an American Consul in Oaxaca, Mexico between 1892-1912; acquired by Carlton Crosby, Brooklyn, Massachusetts, about 1912-1914 [for Gordon Meader]; acquired by Gordon Meader (1896-1974), St. Davis, Pennsylvania, about 1912-1914; lent to Dr. Henry Libby, Libby Museum, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire until 1930; given to the present collection, 1966.

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