Tulane University Online Exhibits

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  • Collection: Colonial Counterpoint Images

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Detail of the Codex Tulane depicting royal couples of Acatlán, Mexico (rightmost couples); their maternal in-laws (leftmost couples); and the place signs of the home towns of the in-laws.

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Detail from the Codex Tulane featuring the place sign for the town of Acatlán, Mexico.

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Detail from the Codex Tulane depicting a council of past lords from the regional capital of Teozacalco, Oaxaca.

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Detail from the Tulane Codex showing three generations of ruling couples over the town of Chila, Oaxaca, Mexico. The handwriting surrounding the figures dates to the 18th century when the manuscript was repurposed for use in a land claim.

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Detail from the Codex Tulane featuring the place sign for the town of Chila. The place sign contains phonetic elements that signal the town's name in both the Nahuatl and Mixtec languages.

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Detail from the beginning of the Codex Tulane that likely represents a Mixtec creation story and a commemoration ritual.

Two-page spread from the Codex of San Francisco Xonacatlán.

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Image of the paper patch attached to page 56 of the Codex Madrid.

Image of a facsimile edition of the Madrid Codex. The Madrid Codex (also known as the Tro-Cortesianao) is a prehispanic Maya screenfold book. The view of the codex standing upright highlights the physical nature of the Mesoamerican screenfold book.

Full size ink on rice paper rubbing of the La Mojarra Stela 1 monument from the archaeological site of La Mojarra, Veracruz, Mexico.
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