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Dancing maenad , Attic - red-figure drinking bowl , attributed to the Pedieus painter , 520/10 BC Chr., Antikensammlung Berlin in the Altes Museum

The Krotalon (plural Krotala ; Greek "Klapper") is an ancient idiophone .

It is constructed with two movable and interconnected legs and is made of dull-sounding material, such as B. wood . Like the castanets, the krotalon was used for the rhythmic accompaniment of dance and singing, both for orgiastic feasts and for children's play . The name and type of construction are modified in today's Crotales .

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