Mexico: a sheet of an Aztec document showing a serpent with other divinatory figures. Coloured aquatint by D. Klemi-Bonatti, ca. 1820.

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Published by Humboldt as p. 96 of the Aztec Codex vaticanus B (Codex vaticanus 3773, pp. 49-50): on the right, a serpent goddess with two twins of different colours, fighting; left, a figure worshipping a seated divinity. Other interpretations have been put forward: such as that it is Tonalamatl, a fortune telling calendar showing lucky and unlucky days

Physical description

1 print : aquatint, printed in brown and black, with gouache ; platemark 16.3 x 33.5 cm

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DKB f.

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Places

  • [Milan]

Agents

  • [Dalla tipografia del dott. Giulio Ferrario]

Dates

  • [1820]

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Mexico: a sheet of an Aztec document showing a serpent with other divinatory figures. Coloured aquatint by D. Klemi-Bonatti, ca. 1820.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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