Papposilenus with Crotala, Louvre.A dancer's instrument like the todays castanets(rattles).Probably a split reed or cane, which clattered when shaken with the hand. According to Eustathius it was made of shell and brass, as well as wood. Clemens Alexandrinus says that it was an invention of the Sicilians. The word krotalon is used also as a metaphor, for a noisy talkative person. The sound of the krotala is called rhymbos or rombos.
Lippo Memmi - Ultima cena (Storie di Cristo) - c. 1340 - affresco - Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano
Giovan Battista Moroni, Ultima Cena, Romano di Lombardia, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e San Giacomo Maggiore apostolo, 1565-1571
Poster Solaris - Tarkovski
12 hombres sin piedad (12 angry men, 1957, Sidney Lumet)