Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number:
30289
Record number:
30289-100
JCB call number:
Codex Ind 2
Image title:
16a. Motecuçuma 2o deste nombre. Ultimo Rey de los Mexicanos
Place image published:
[Mexico]
Image date:
[ca. 1585]
Image function:
plate; leaf 117
Technique:
painting
Image dimension height:
13.1 cm.
Image dimension width:
17.4 cm.
Page dimension height:
21 cm.
Page dimension width:
15.2 cm.
Materials medium:
watercolor
Materials support:
paper
Languages:
Spanish, Nahuatl
Description:
Moctezuma II, holding a spear or scepter and standing on a reed mat and next to a basket-work throne, wears a beard and an epaulette of quetzal feathers. Next to him is a crown.
Source creator:
Tovar, Juan de, ca. 1546-ca. 1626
Source Title:
Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico de las partes remotas de Occidente los sucessos y perigrinaçiones del camino su gouierno, ydolos y templos dellos, ritos y cirimonias ... calandarios delos tiempos
Source place of publication:
Mexico
Source date:
ca. 1585
notes:
Moctezuma II (reigned 1502-1520), the ninth Aztec emperor, whose surname was Xocoyotzin or bitter lord (or the youngest), was the son of Axayácatl and great grandson of Moctezuma I. He surrendered to the Spanish in 1520. The crown is a sign of Moctezuma's sovereignty.
Image is placed horizontally on page.
The Tovar manuscript is divided into three sections. This second section of the manuscript--an illustrated history of the Aztecs--is essentially the same as the Codex Ramírez and forms the main body of the manuscript.
Time Period:
1492-1600
Subject Area:
Artifacts, industry, and human activities; Indigenous peoples
geographic area:
Spanish America
Subject headings:
Aztecs--Kings and rulers--Mythology; Indians of Mexico; Mexico--History--To 1519
References:
Lafaye, J. Manuscript Tovar, p. 270
Provenance/Donor:
Acquired from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1946.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary:

16a. Motecuçuma 2o deste nombre. Ultimo Rey de los Mexicanos