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The red and black banding motifs that were painted on another conch trumpet from this site have been used on this one, but with a variant: notice the black fields with cross-like, white shapes that flank red, geometric motifs in the broad portion of the trumpet. The likelihood that these motifs had specific meanings is great but remains impossible to prove.

Conch trumpet
West Mexico
Late Pre-Classic to Early Classic periods (100 B.C.- 300 A.D.)
Teuchitlán, State of Jalisco
21.2 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara