Zakicoxol : manuscript, [18--].

Manuscript, Book
  • Mayan languages
  • K'iche'
  • Spanish
1 v. (16 leaves) : paper ; 23 x 18 cm.


Former owner
Getty AAT genre
Contained in
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Summary note
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).
Binding note
Disbound (one gathering).
Language note
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.
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1949.
Publications about
Quiché dramas and divinatory calendars / Munro S. Edmonson. New Orleans, La. : Middle American Research Institute, 1997.
Cite as
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 174, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
White demon, Ms. F
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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