Media Information

Collection name:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number:
Record number:
JCB call number:
Codex Ind 2
Image title:
16a. Motecuçuma 2o deste nombre. Ultimo Rey de los Mexicanos
Place image published:
Image date:
[ca. 1585]
Image function:
plate; leaf 117
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:
Materials support:
Spanish, Nahuatl
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:
Source date:
ca. 1585
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:
Lafaye, J. Manuscript Tovar, p. 270
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
geographic area:
Spanish America
Subject Area:
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area:
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings:
Mexico--History--To 1519
Subject headings:
Indians of Mexico
Subject headings:
Aztecs--Kings and rulers--Mythology

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