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Humboldt Fragment 16 (facsimile)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am2006,Drg.239

  • Title (object)

    • Humboldt Fragment 16 (facsimile)
  • Description

    Codex; tracings of Humboldt Fragment 16, a Mexican pictorial manuscript comprising of one sheet. Illustrating a Christian religious theme, featuring priests, crucifix, christening and other activities.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1500 (circa - original)
    • 1825-1831 (facsimile)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 43 centimetres
    • Width: 49.6 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The tracing was commissioned by Lord Kingsborough and made by Aglio between the years 1825-31.Quote from Lord Kingsborough “Antiquities of Mexico ...” vol. 8 page 231.

    It may be right to remark that the seven pages in the Codex Borgianus are painted in a horizontal position, exactly in the manner represented in the facsimile of that splendid painting, which , together with the other facsimile of the Mexican paintings preserved in the imperial Library of Vienna, in the Royal Library at Dresden, in the Library of the Institute at Bologna, and in the Vatican Library, we have deposited in the British Museum, that in after years they may attest the accuracy and care with which the lithographic plates contained in these volumes have been executed from the correct facsimiles of the original Mexican paintings. Facsimiles of the paintings preserved in the Bodleian Library Oxford have not been presented to the museum, because the originals existing in this country it was deemed unnecessary.

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  • Bibliography

    • Kingsborough 1825-31 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    good

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Donated to the museum by Lord Kingsborough

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am2006,Drg.239

  • Additional IDs

    • Add Ms 8882
Codex; tracings of Humboldt Fragment 16, a Mexican pictorial manuscript comprising of one sheet. Illustrating a Christian religious theme, featuring priests, crucifix, christening and other activities.

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