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Zakicoxol : manuscript, [1800-1824?].
1 v. (48 leaves) : paper ; 21 x 16 cm.
Garrett, Robert, 1875-1961
Gates, William, 1863-1940
Getty AAT genre
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Ms. dance-drama of the Guatemala version of the Dance of the Conquest of Mexico. The text is unusual in that the Indians speak K'iche' and the Spaniards speak Mayanized Spanish, both in Mayan semantic couplets. The plot deals with the coming of the Spaniards to Mexico and the defeat and conversion of the Indians. The title role of Zaqi Q'oxol or "White Demon" is played by an Indian who undertakes to represent paganism in the debate (the role is comic and licentious). Text incomplete.
Paper damaged with loss of text.
Disbound (one large qathering and a portion of another).
Text in K'iche' and Spanish.
Previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1949.
Quiché dramas and divinatory calendars / Munro S. Edmonson. New Orleans, La. : Middle American Research Institute, 1997.
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 169, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Also available in an electronic version.
White demon, Ms. A
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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