20 octobre 2020

Exhibition offers visitors the first-ever chance to get to know the Aztecs in their cultural context

Pulque jar, detail, Mexico, Aztec, early 16th century. Phyllite. H: 37 cm; D: 18 cm; D: 26 cm. KHM Museum Association, World Museum Vienna, Inv. No. 6.069 © KHM-Museumsverband. VIENNA.- The Weltmuseum Wien is hosting an exhibition that showcases the legendary art and culture of the Aztecs. This comprehensive show offers visitors the first-ever chance to get to know the Aztecs in their cultural context.In the early sixteenth century, at the time of the Spanish conquest, the Aztecs who called themselves Mexica ruled... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2020

Mexico urges Austria to return Moctezuma's headdress

Feather head-dress, Mexico, Aztec, early 16th century. Quetzal, Cotinga, roseate spoonbill, Piaya feathers; wood, fibres, Amate paper, cotton, gold, gilded brass © KHM mit MVK und ÖTM. MEXICO CITY (AFP).- Mexico's president said Monday that he had given his wife the "almost impossible mission" of persuading Austria to return a feather headdress said to have been worn by Aztec emperor Moctezuma.Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Twitter that he had asked Beatriz Gutierrez, a journalist and writer, to appeal to... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2018

Turtle-Shell Ornaments, Aztec or Mixtec (Ñudzavui), A.D. 1200–1521, Mexico

Turtle-Shell Ornaments, Aztec or Mixtec (Ñudzavui), A.D. 1200–1521, Mexico. Gold. Each Bead: 1 3/4 × 1 × 1/2 in. (4.5 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm). Necklace length: 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm). Pre-Columbian Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. (PC.B.103). This necklace is composed of rows of cast-gold turtle shells, filigree volutes, and clapperless gold bells, or tinklers. When worn, the bells would have created a dynamic moving, shining, and sonorous fringe that is characteristic of Aztec and Mixtec designs in gold. 
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24 juillet 2009

'The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire' @ The J. Paul Getty Museum from March 25 through July 5, 2010

Unknown, Eagle, 100-300 A.D. Roman, Bronze. Object: H: 104.2 X W: 78.7 X D: 76.2 cm. 72.AB.151. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announces The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, an exhibition showcasing masterworks of Aztec sculpture—among them recent archaeological discoveries—which will be juxtaposed with 16th- to 18th-century illustrations that reflect European interpretations of Aztec culture. The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, on view at the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

'Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler' @ British Museum

Uniquely, the exhibition will present a biographical narrative of Moctezuma II and reveal the dual nature of his reputation LONDON.- Completing its series of exhibitions exploring power and empire, the British Museum focuses on the last elected Aztec Emperor, Moctezuma II. Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler is the first exhibition to examine the semi-mythical status of Moctezuma and his legacy today. Loans of iconic material from Mexico and Europe" will be displayed, most for the first time in this country. The exhibition anticipates... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2008

"The Aztec World" @ The Field Museum, Chicago

Mictlantecuhtli Detail. © Michel Zabé / AZA. Reproduction authorized by the  Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia CHICAGO.- The Field Museum’s newest exhibition, The Aztec World, gives visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the otherworldly grandeur and sophistication of one of history’s great civilizations. The Field has gathered nearly 300 artifacts including monumental works in stone, colorful ceramics, and intricate jewelry made of precious metals. Many of these treasures will be displayed for... [Lire la suite]
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