A black line drawing on bark paper created between 1530 and 1550 relating the history of the encounter of the Tlaxcallans and Castillians and their allying against the Mexica in 1521. The document this fragment likely was a part of a model for the Lienzo de Tlaxcala, a painting of the same history on a large cloth. That now-lost lienzo is today known through later copies. Human figures are identified by alphabetic glosses in Nahuatl or Spanish. Identified figures include the conquistador Hernán Cortés, Tlaxcallan regent Xīcohtēncatl the younger, other Tlaxcallans including Citlalpopocatzin, and Marina, the interpreter known elsewhere as Malinche. This is possibly the earliest depiction of Marina.
no attribution (Artist), Stendahl Art Galleries (Former owner), and Huntington Art Galleries (Former owner)
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Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin