Altar B - Lado Oriental
Arts of the Americas
Watercolor drawing on paper
Museum Collection Fund
Watercolor painting of one of the polychrome murals decorating a ceremonial altar at the temple complex of Tizatlan. The painting in red, turquoise, tan, brown, black and beigefeatures human skulls, hearts, and plant and mountain glyphs 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: fair; five small loses and three small tears along the top. Puncture holes made by thumbtacks? all over work.
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Altar B - Lado Oriental, ca. 1930. Watercolor drawing on paper, 21 x 78 5/8 in. (53.3 x 199.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.30.952.6.jpg)
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