Thursday, December 23, 2021

Taxcala Codex from the Smithsonian

 Salvete Omnes,

I think a short entry on this one. So I have a a nice little 'regalito' (a gift) of a link for  you this Christmas season - notwithstanding what our POTUS wished to us all a couple days ago.

so there it is - the Smithsonian Institution librarians have digitized the Mexican facsimile copy (edicion Alfredo Chavero & Genaro Lopez) of the Lienzo de Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala Codex) from 1892AD. Then the digitized album have been placed, yes, you guessed it, on the world digital library - here there is this link. You can download, copy and do whatever you desire and enjoy this old art and historical primary source.

Enjoy this work of beauty and drama, you can be  studying the horses there and then perhaps also entire beautifully drawn story painted by the indigenous North American  artists, created in the 1570sAD in Tlaxcala, then part of Spanish realm known as Nueva Espana (New Spain).

Nota bene, have you known that there is  the Montezuma noble family in Latin America and Spain,  the direct descendants of the tlaotlani Montezuma II? well, you know the Spanish did not kill   and exterminate all indigenous people in the Americas, they even married them and created la Raza. The Spanish Black Legend, created by the XVI-XVIII centuries protestants in Europe (picked up by the Americans in the XIXc), made the Spanish and to some degree the Portuguese into those  monstrous genocidal killers and destroyers of all indigenous - which is  a false narrative and outright lie. You can read many a book on archive about this slanderous fabrication.

Merry Christmas to you, dear fellow net surfers and travelers - :) 


1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

it appears that the oldest fragments of the Lienzo de Tlaxcala are in Austin, Texas.