Loren Roberta Barton (American, 1893-1975). <em>Altar A - Lado Occidental</em>, 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)

Altar A - Lado Occidental

Artist:Loren Roberta Barton

Medium: Watercolor drawing on paper

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Dates:ca. 1930

Dimensions: 20 15/16 x 81 3/4 in. (53.2 x 207.6 cm)


Accession Number: 30.952.4

Image: CUR.30.952.4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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