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Codex Ind 2
6a. Uitziliuitl 2o Rey
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plate; leaf 95
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Huitziláihuitl, holding a spear or scepter, stands on a reed mat and next to a basket-work throne. Above him is a hummingbird.
Tovar, Juan de, ca. 1546-ca. 1626
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
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Huitziláihuitl (reigned 1395-1417), whose name is derived from the hummingbird symbol of the Aztec god, Huitzilopochtli (the god of the sun and war), was the second emperor of the Aztecs. He is dressed in the clothes of the highest priests. The designs on his sandals are associated with Quetzalcoatl and his Toltec ancestors. 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.
Lafaye, J. Manuscript Tovar, p. 240-241
Acquired from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1946.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Indians of Mexico
Aztecs--Kings and rulers--Mythology