Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: 14. Axayacatzi[n] 8o Rey.

Accession number: 
30289
Record number: 
30289-98
JCB call number: 
Codex Ind 2
Image title: 
14. Axayacatzi[n] 8o Rey.
Place image published: 
[Mexico]
Image date: 
[ca. 1585]
Image function: 
plate; leaf 113
Technique: 
painting
Image dimension height: 
12.9 cm.
Image dimension width: 
17.7 cm.
Page dimension height: 
21 cm.
Page dimension width: 
15.2 cm.
Materials medium: 
watercolor
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Nahuatl, Spanish
Description: 
Axayácatl, holding a spear or scepter and wearing a crown with gold ornaments, stands on a reed mat and next to a basket-work throne. Above him is a head with water flowing from it.
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: 
Axayácatl (reigned 1469-1481) was the sixth Aztec emperor and grandson of Moctezuma I and brother to Tizoc. His name meant face of water. 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
References: 
Lafaye, J. Manuscript Tovar, p. 265
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: 
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