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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Florentine Codex. Appendix. Huitzilopochtli, Painal, Tezcatlipoca (Espejo Humeante), Tlaloc.

The work of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590)

Registration year: 2015
Submission year: 
2014
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2014-81

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Italy
Mexico
Spain

The work of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590) constitutes one of the most renowned historic sources of ancient Mexico. He was a pioneer of modern anthropology and showed singular commitment, reticence and intelligence. His work contains the Matritense Codex, a manuscript product of the great ethnographic research in the New Spain of the mid-16th century and the Florentine Codex, a manuscript in two columns with texts in Náhuatl and Spanish.

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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Florentine Codex. Appendix. Huitzilopochtli, Painal, Tezcatlipoca (Espejo Humeante), Tlaloc.
Florentine Codex. Appendix. Huitzilopochtli, Painal, Tezcatlipoca (Espejo Humeante), Tlaloc.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Florentine Codex. Book 2. Tlauauanaliztli Ceremony. This spectacle was held at the feast tlacaxipeoaliztli. Zacapan nemanaliztle Ceremony.
Florentine Codex. Book 2. Tlauauanaliztli Ceremony. This spectacle was held at the feast tlacaxipeoaliztli. Zacapan nemanaliztle Ceremony.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Florentine Codex. Book 4. Embellish the oratorios. Covers the images. They offer food and copal.
Florentine Codex. Book 4. Embellish the oratorios. Covers the images. They offer food and copal.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Florentine Codex. Book 7. They carry the fire to the chambers. Renew their belongings.
Florentine Codex. Book 7. They carry the fire to the chambers. Renew their belongings.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Florentine Codex. Merchants divided amont themselves their canvases. Merchants on track. Merchants and their goods.
Florentine Codex. Merchants divided amont themselves their canvases. Merchants on track. Merchants and their goods.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Matritense Codex. Folio 51r. Lords of Mexico. Acamapichtli. Huitzilihuitl. Chimalpopoca. Izcoatl. Mctezuma Ilhuicamina. Axayacatl.
Matritense Codex. Folio 51r. Lords of Mexico. Acamapichtli. Huitzilihuitl. Chimalpopoca. Izcoatl. Mctezuma Ilhuicamina. Axayacatl.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Madrid Codex. Fol 254r. Feast Atamalcualiztli.
Madrid Codex. Fol 254r. Feast Atamalcualiztli.
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© National Library of Anthropology and History, Matritense Codex. Fol 282r. Sun, Moon, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Constellations, Comets.
Matritense Codex. Fol 282r. Sun, Moon, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Constellations, Comets.
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