Altar A - Lado Oriental
Arts of the Americas
Watercolor drawing on paper
20 7/8 x 82 13/16 in. (53 x 210.3 cm) (show scale)
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Loren Roberta Barton (American, 1893-1975). Altar A - Lado Oriental, ca. 1930. Watercolor drawing on paper, 20 7/8 x 82 13/16 in. (53 x 210.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.30.952.5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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Watercolor painting of one of the polychrome murals decorating a ceremonial altar at the temple complex of Tizatlan. The painting in red, turquoise, tan, brown, black and beige features human skulls, hearts, and plant and mountain glyphs 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: Good; two small losses and a small tear at the top; evidence of paper repair; a few puncture holes along the ends, which have been reinforced with tape.
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