Altar A - Lado Occidental
Arts of the Americas
Watercolor drawing on paper
20 15/16 x 81 3/4 in. (53.2 x 207.6 cm) (show scale)
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Loren Roberta Barton (American, 1893-1975). Altar A - Lado Occidental, ca. 1930. Watercolor drawing on paper, 20 15/16 x 81 3/4 in. (53.2 x 207.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.30.952.4.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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Watercolor painting of one of the polychrome murals decorating a ceremonial altar at the temple complex of Tizatlan. The painting in brown, tan, turquoise, black and beige features human skulls and shields among other Mixtec codex-style images. Tizatlan was one of several independent polities that constituted the late pre-Hispanic confederacy of Tlaxcala (1150-1521 C.E.) in central Mexico.
Condition: Poor; three major tears along width of painting; two losses along lower side; evidence of water damage and paper repairs. Puncture holes made by thumbtacks? all over work.
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