Watercolor of a Fresco
Arts of the Americas
Drawing in color
Museum Collection Fund
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.
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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)
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