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Tlaloc [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Subject:
Tlaloc
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:
1930
1940
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex, depicting Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god. He wears a feather headdress and costume with a long tail and carries unidentified objects in his hands. The caption and illustration indicate he is also a patron of farming and agriculture. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "God of the Rain / He who causes the rains and growth of vegetation." (Bourbon Codice. Lam. 7). Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000006 (AC Scan)
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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