Lienzo Córdova-Castellanos : manuscript, [between 1900 and 1912].

Manuscript, Book
Mayan languages
1 item; 1200 x 1360 mm.


Former owner
Getty AAT genre
Contained in
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
[between 1900 and 1912].
Light-blue glazed linen tracing cloth.
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Summary note
A tracing (or copy) of a 16th-century Mixtec Indian lienzo from San Esteban Atlatlauhca, Oaxaca. Around the border are Mixtec place glyphs that presumably represent the boundaries of the jurisdiction of the town. Calendrical dates on the left, at the top, and near the center refer to mythological or historical events. The tracing is drawn in ink. The only color that appears is blue which appears in four places to color the heiroglyphic sign for water (at the center of the top and bottom rows and twice along the left edge).
Language note
Text in Zapotec.
The tracing was probably made for Dr. Nicolás León at an unknown date; it was purchased by William Gates from Paul Wilkinson in 1912; 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.
Cite as
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 262, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Facsimile edition: "Codex Abraham Castellanos," Maya Society Publication, no. 5 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1931).
Place name(s)
Mexico Oaxaca.
Other title(s)
Codex Abraham Castellanos
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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