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Watercolor of a Fresco

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Paper, watercolor, pencil
DATES ca. 1930
DIMENSIONS 19 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (49.5 x 56.5 cm)
INSCRIPTIONS Verso in pencil "Fresco of Tezlatlipoca [sic] - Smoking Mirror at Tizatlan"
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 30.952.2
CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Watercolor of the god Tezcatlipoca (Smoking Mirror). Colors are red, blue, yellow, beige and black, and the figure is outlined in black. This is a reproduction of one of the altar frescoes at the Tlaxcalan site of Tizatlán in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Condition: Fair; losses and tears along the edges, and stains at the upper left corner.
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