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Tonatiuh [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1900
1920
Undated
Notes:
Maker unidentified.
Summary:
Reproduction of a color drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex, depicting Tonatiuh, the God of the sun. He kneels on one leg, holds an eagle in the air with one hand, and a shield of some sort in the other. Translation of caption at bottom of postcard: "He who gives light / God of the Sun." Bourbon Codex, Lam. 6. Unmailed, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Insitution
Topic:
Pre-Columbian art
Religion
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000001 (AC Scan)
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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