London, United Kingdom This is one of a small number of extant Mexican codices screenfold manuscript books dating to pre-Hispanic times. It is made of deer skin and is comprised of 47 leaves. The Codex contains two narratives: one side of the document relates the history of important centres in the Mixtec region, while the other, starting at the opposite end, records the genealogy, marriages and political and military feats of the Mixtec ruler, Lord Eight Deer Jaguar-Claw. He was the second son of the high priest of Tilantongo and, as such, was not actually born into the ruling class. The story of Lord Eight Deer describes his travels to the caves of Chalcatongo also in the Mixteca where he invokes the powers of death.
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Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Codex Vindobonensis or Vienna is often paired with Zouche-Nuttall in terms of its style and content. The obverse side pp. The obverse side is carefully drawn, while the reverse pp. The reverse side contains dates ranging from and , and is unfinished for unknown reasons.
The manuscript, deerskin folded in an accordion fashion, has been glued to two wooden boards, and the average size of each page is 22 x 26 cm. Click on the thumbnails to view the images. Start from the far right p. Page 6 is the last page of the penultimate historical chapter of the manuscript pp. This page is the last in a long series of place names and buildings.
The remaining pages contain a series of place names with persons, references to ancient historical events and to the importance of the Temple of the land. Pages in part parallel Zouche-Nuttall pp. Interpretation adapted from K. Ruth Morales, rev. F C34 Spec. The codex is similar to Zouche-Nuttall and Vindobonensis, and is an important collection of Mixtec genealogy as it covers many regions. The obverse side covers years, from to The manuscript is made out of a long strip of deerskin, with individual folds measuring 29 x 26 cm.
The first part pp. Selections from Codex Bodley Click on the thumbnails to view the images and commentaries.
Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Codex Vindobonensis or Vienna is often paired with Zouche-Nuttall in terms of its style and content. The obverse side pp. The obverse side is carefully drawn, while the reverse pp.
The Codex Nuttall: A Picture Manuscript from Ancient Mexico