<em>Watercolor of a Fresco</em>, ca. 1930. Drawing in color, 19 5/8 x 23 in. (49.8 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 30.952.3 (Photo: , CUR.30.952.3.jpg)

Watercolor of a Fresco

Medium: Drawing in color

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1930

Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 23 in. (49.8 x 58.4 cm)


Accession Number: 30.952.3

Image: CUR.30.952.3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Watercolor possibly of Mictlantecuhtli, the god of death, although he may be Mixcoatl, one of the principal gods of Tlaxcala because of the red and white candy-cane stripes on his body. However, a head in the form of a skull is not an attribute of Mixcoatl. Colors are red, blue, yellow 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; many losses along the edges, and stains along the top.

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