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Mexico - Quetzalcoatl as Wind God

Mexico/peru illustration

absurdonio: Precolumbian Rain God Vessel, c. 1100–1400Mexico, Colima, El Chanal, Mixtec style, Middle Post Classic period (1200–1400)Polychromed ceramic.

Eagle warrior, Aztec, ca 1440_69 Fired clay, stucco and paint, 170 x 118 x 55 cm. Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico city Photo : Michel Zabé

Huehuecoyotl (Very old coyote) the Aztec god of music, dance and song. Codex Telleriano-Remensis


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some examples of the ancient Peruvian textiles. Cotton cultivation may have originated on the Eastern coast of South America but it definitely was the Peruvians who developed cotton textiles it to a high art. Fortunately, the dry weather on the southern coast of Peru preserved some of these ancient textiles.

The Codex Borbonicus consists of 32 leaves of amátl fig paper and is likely the oldest of the surviving Aztec manuscripts from Mexico. It was produced early in the 16th century and although 1507 is bandied around as the date, it's more likely the work was completed after the conquest by the Spanish in 1521. The contents are definitely all pre-Columbian however. The majority of the scroll displays a divinatory calendar from which one could derive predictions about a birth from an…

Tlaloc Seated on a Mountain Issuing Water, Codex Borbonicus