Artist:Loren Roberta Barton
Medium: Watercolor drawing on paper
Dimensions: 20 15/16 x 81 3/4 in. (53.2 x 207.6 cm)
Accession Number: 30.952.4
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.