- Museum number
Object: Fejérváry-Mayer (facsimile)
Object: Códice Mayer (facsimile)
Object: Codex de Pesth (facsimile)
Codex; hand coloured screenfold of Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, also known as Códice Mayer and Codex de Pesth, comprising of 22 leaves drawn on both sides, plus front and back covers. It is an Aztec Codex of central Mexico and deals with ritual calendar, ceremonies, divination, and speculations on the gods and the universe.
- Production date
- 1825-1831 (facsimile)
Height: 390.50 centimetres (screenfold)
Width: 17 centimetres (screenfold)
- Curator's comments
- The codex is named after Gabriel Fejérváry (1780–1851), a Hungarian collector, and Joseph Mayer (1803–1886), an English antiquarian who bought the codex from Fejérváry.In 2004 Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez proposed that it be given the indigenous name Codex Tezcatlipoca from the Nahuatl name of the god Tezcatlipoca.
The codex is published in vol 3 of Kingsborough's nine volume work on Mexico.
Temporary Register (1861-1921), p.96, annotated "Eth"[nography]. British and Medieval Dept. Donations Book. No Ethnography Dept. registration Slip.
- Not on display
- little worn throughout
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Donated to the museum by Lord Kingsborough
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Add Mss 9789
Miscellaneous number: Am2006-Drg242