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Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Moctezuma II, Hernan Cortes, Pedro de Alvarado, Gonzalo de

Moctezuma II, Hernan Cortes, Pedro de Alvarado, Gonzalo de
Conquerors and conquered. Moctezuma II (1467-1520), Hernan Cortes (1485-1547), Pedro de Alvarado (1485-1541), Gonzalo de Sandoval (1497-1527) and Cristobal de Olid (1488-1524). Colored engraving

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Map of Nueva Espa񡠨1767) by Jos頁ntonio Alzate

Map of Nueva Espa񡠨1767) by Jos頁ntonio Alzate
Map of Nueva Espa񡠨 1767) by Jos頁 ntonio Alzate. Addressed to the Cardinal and General Inquisitor Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana. SPAIN. Madrid. Navy Museum

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Carved stone pillar of Mayan Calendar, Quirigua, Guatemala

Carved stone pillar of Mayan Calendar, Quirigua, Guatemala
Carved stone pillar or stela (known as Stela E) that recorded the Mayan Calendar, Quirigua, Izabal, Guatemala (Mesoamerica). They were erected to mark the passing of a katun (roughly 20 years)

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Battle of Otumba (7th July 7, 1520)

Battle of Otumba (7th July 7, 1520). Confrontation between the army of the Aztecs against Spanish troops led by Hernan Cortes

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Montezuma is allowed to be seen in public

Montezuma is allowed to be seen in public, by going out to his Temples... Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progresos de la America septentrional

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Idol Vitzliputzli (Huitzilopochtli). Mexican idol

Idol Vitzliputzli (Huitzilopochtli). Mexican idol. Engraving. Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progresos de la America septentrional

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: The Great Aztec Temple at Tenochtitlan

The Great Aztec Temple at Tenochtitlan. Dedicated to the god of war. Built in a large square, with an ashlar wall, carved on the outside with different loops of chained snakes. Engraving

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Map of the territory of New Spain

Map of the territory of New Spain. Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progresos de la America septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva Espana (History of the Conquest of Mexico)

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Representation of the city of Mexico (Mexico-Tenochtitlan)

Representation of the city of Mexico (Mexico-Tenochtitlan). Divided into two neighborhoods. One called Tlatelulco (a), where most of the population lived, and the other Mexico (e)

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Diego Velazquez de Cuellar (1465-1524)

Diego Velazquez de Cuellar (1465-1524) had the intention of ceasing Hernan Cortes. Cortes and his fleet left Cuba in haste for the coast of Mexico

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: History of the Conquest of Mexico

History of the Conquest of Mexico
Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progresos de la America septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva Espana (History of the Conquest of Mexico, population)

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Funerary urn with depiction of the solar god Kinich Ahau

Funerary urn with depiction of the solar god Kinich Ahau and the image of the deceased on the cover. Painted ceramic. Maya culture. Late Classic Period (600-900 AD). Mesoamerica. Maya area

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Censer with the image of the god Tlaloc. Ceramic

Censer with the image of the god Tlaloc. Ceramic
Censer with the image of the god Tlaloc, the god of rain. Ceramic. Colima style (El Chanal). Early Postclassic Period (900-1250 AD). Western Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Vase decorated with human head. Ceramics, Zapotec culture

Vase decorated with human head. Ceramics, Zapotec culture (Monte Alban III). Early and Middle Classic Period (100-700 AD). Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Large bowl. Painted ceramic. Mixteca-Puebla style

Large bowl. Painted ceramic. Mixteca-Puebla style. Late Postclassic Period (1350-1520 AD). Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Vase with human figure of feline traits. Ceramic

Vase with human figure of feline traits. Ceramic. Zapotec culture (Monte Alban III). Early and Middle Classic Period (100-700 AD). Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Left to right: seated male figure and seated female figure

Left to right: seated male figure and seated female figure
From left to right: seated male figure and seated female figure. Painted ceramics. Nayarit style. Protoclassic Period (100 BC-250 AD). Western Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Plate with figurative and geometric decoration

Plate with figurative and geometric decoration. Painted ceramic. Western culture. Late Postclassic Period (1250-1500 AD). Western Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Tripod vessel. Ceramic. Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan culture

Tripod vessel. Ceramic. Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan culture. Phase II-III (400-700 AD). Mexico. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Antropomorphic head. Head of the sacrificed. Palenque

Antropomorphic head. Head of the sacrificed. Palenque
Antropomorphic head. Head of the sacrificed. Drawn on the VIII sheet of the Excavation Memory. It was collected in 1787 by captain Antonio del Rio in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Maya culture

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Fragment of relief. It depicts the leg of the priest

Fragment of relief. It depicts the leg of the priest, wearing sandal. Drawn on the XI sheet of the Excavation Memory, was collected in 1787 by captain Antonio del Rio in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Dance of the Flyers or Pole Flying, Mexico

Dance of the Flyers or Pole Flying, Mexico
Dance of the Flyers (Danza de los Voladores) or Pole Flying (Palo Volador), ancient Mesoamerican ceremony. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Luigi Giarre from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-columbian Art. Mexico. Aztec. Serpent head. National Mus

Pre-columbian Art. Mexico. Aztec. Serpent head. National Mus
Pre-columbian Art. Mexico. Aztec. Serpent head. Late Postclassic (1325-1521 A.C.). Volcanic rock. National Museum of Anthropology. Mexico City. Mexico

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Archaeological Site of Copa?n. Alta

Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Archaeological Site of Copa?n. Altar Q. West side. It was created during the rule of King Yax Pac in 776

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Maya Codices. The Madrid Codex (Codex Tro-Cortesianus). Pos

Maya Codices. The Madrid Codex (Codex Tro-Cortesianus). Pos
The Madrid Codex (Codex Tro-Cortesianus). Postclassic Period. There are 112 pages, which got split up into two separate sections, known as the Troano Codex and the Cortesianus Codex

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-columbian Art. Olmec culture. Small jade figure depictin

Pre-columbian Art. Olmec culture. Small jade figure depicting a dwarf. It comes from Cerro de las Mesas. Museum of Anthropology in Mexico

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian art. Mesoamerica. Western Mexico coast. Nayari

Pre-Columbian art. Mesoamerica. Western Mexico coast. Nayarit culture. 200 BC-500 AD. Figurine. Terracotta. 13 x 18 cm. Private collection

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Aztec / Mixtec. 15th-16th C. From Mexico. The skull of the smo

Aztec / Mixtec. 15th-16th C. From Mexico. The skull of the smo
Mexica/Mixtec. 15th-16th C. From Mexico. The skull of the smoking mirror. Turquoise, lignite and pyrite. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Tikal. Stelae and the North acropol

Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Tikal. Stelae and the North acropolis. Its construction began in the Preclassic Period, around 350 BC. Peten Region. Guatemala

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Archaeological Site of Copan. Howler monkey god statue. Temp

Archaeological Site of Copan. Howler monkey god statue. Temp
Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Archaeological Site of Copan. Howler monkey god statue. Temple 11. West Court. Honduras

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Genealogy of the house Menduza-Moctezuma. From left to right

Genealogy of the house Menduza-Moctezuma. From left to right. Tezozomoc, Quaquahpitzuac, Moctezuma. National Museum of Anthropology. Mexico

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Aztec. Mexico. Seated Deity (Macuilxochit

Pre-Columbian Art. Aztec. Mexico. Seated Deity (Macuilxochitl). 15thearly 16th century. Basalt. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Tula. Coatepantli or Serpent Wall

Tula. Coatepantli or Serpent Wall
Pre-Columbian Art. Tula. Coatepantli or Serpent Wall. Toltec civilization. Post-Classic Period. 900-1200 A.C. Back of the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Museum of Anthropology. Mexico

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Reconstruction of a Spanish mission as those built

Reconstruction of a Spanish mission as those built from 16th century by Jesuit and Franciscan orders to evangelize territories in Central and South America

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Western Mexico. Colima culture. Clay figurine. It depicts a

Western Mexico. Colima culture. Clay figurine. It depicts a
Pre-Colombian art. Mesoamerican. Western Mexico. Colima culture. Clay figurine. It depicts a man lying on a bed. Private collection

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Classical Veracruz culture. Mexico. Shaped incense burner ja

Classical Veracruz culture. Mexico. Shaped incense burner jaguar. Terracotta. 600-900. Israel Museum. Jerusalem

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Teotihuaca?n. Mexico. The Temple of the F

Pre-Columbian Art. Teotihuaca?n. Mexico. The Temple of the F
Pre-Columbian Art. Teotihuacan. Mexico. The Temple of the Feathered Serpent, also known as the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and the Feathered Serpent Pyramid

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Archaeological Site of Copan. Stone head of an old man. Hond

Archaeological Site of Copan. Stone head of an old man. Hond
Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Archaeological Site of Copan. Stone head of an old man. Honduras

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Chac statue (rain god) or an offero

Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Chac statue (rain god) or an offeror on a Feathered Serpent. It lies on the steps of the Temple of the Warriors. Maya-Toltec style. Classical period (late 900-1224)

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Palenque Archeological site. Palace. Mexico

Palenque Archeological site. Palace. Mexico
Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Mexico. 7th - 8th centuries. Palenque Archaeological Site, set of buildings constructed on an artificial platform. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. State of Chiapas

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Tikal. Relief of the North Acropolis

Pre-Columbian Art. Maya. Tikal. Relief of the North Acropolis
Pre-Columbian Art. Maya.Tikal. Relief of the North Acropolis. Peten. Guatemala

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, found at Colle de las Escalerilla

Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, found at Colle de las Escalerilla. Aztec art. Sculpture. MEXICO. FEDERAL DISTRICT. Mexico City. National Museum of Anthropology

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Head of a guacamayas (parrot) for the game of pelota

Head of a guacamayas (parrot) for the game of pelota. 7th-10th Century. Maya art. Sculpture. MEXICO. FEDERAL DISTRICT. Mexico City. National Museum of Anthropology. Proc: MEXICO. MORELOS. Xochicalco

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Mexico - Teotihuacan - carving of Quetzalcoatl

Mexico - Teotihuacan - carving of Quetzalcoatl
Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in the Basin of Mexico, today known as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian

Background imageMesoamerica Collection: Islario General (16th c. ), work by Alonso de

Islario General (16th c. ), work by Alonso de
Islario General (16th c.), work by Alonso de Santa Cruz. Map of Central America and Peru. SPAIN. Madrid. National Library



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