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Watercolor of a Fresco

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Drawing in color
DATES ca. 1930
DIMENSIONS 19 5/8 x 23 in. (49.8 x 58.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Watercolor possibly of Mictlantecuhtli, the god of death, although he may be Mixcoatl, one of the principal gods of Tlaxcala because of the red and white candy-cane stripes on his body. However, a head in the form of a skull is not an attribute of Mixcoatl. Colors are red, blue, yellow 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; many losses along the edges, and stains along the top.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Watercolor of a Fresco, ca. 1930. Drawing in color, 19 5/8 x 23 in. (49.8 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.3 (Photo: , CUR.30.952.3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.30.952.3.jpg., 2013
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 <em>Watercolor of a Fresco</em>, ca. 1930. Drawing in color, 19 5/8 x 23 in. (49.8 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.3 (Photo: , CUR.30.952.3.jpg)