Watercolor of a Fresco
Arts of the Americas
Paper, watercolor, pencil
19 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (49.5 x 56.5 cm) (show scale)
Verso in pencil "Fresco of Tezlatlipoca [sic] - Smoking Mirror at Tizatlan"
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Watercolor of a Fresco, ca. 1930. Paper, watercolor, pencil, 19 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (49.5 x 56.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.2 (Photo: , CUR.30.952.2.jpg)
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Watercolor of the god Tezcatlipoca (Smoking Mirror). Colors are red, blue, yellow, beige and black, and the figure is outlined in black. This is a reproduction of one of the altar frescoes at the Tlaxcalan site of Tizatlán in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
Condition: Fair; losses and tears along the edges, and stains at the upper left corner.
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