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]
14 octobre 2020
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]
22 janvier 2020
Chalice 'with suns', Silversmith: member of Pijart familly, Paris, 1534-1535. Silver, vermeil and enamel, H 21 cm. © ART ET PATRIMOINE - LAURENCE LENNE Wedding coffer, Mexico, 17th century. Tortoiseshell and silver, 25 x 19.5 x 14 cm. © ART ET PATRIMOINE - LAURENCE LENNE. Portable altar, Urbino, Patanazzi workshop, late 16th century. Polychrome majolica, 34 x 31 x 24 cm. © ART ET PATRIMOINE - LAURENCE LENNE.
01 août 2019
Exhibition of Globe-spanning Art Celebrates the Collecting Eye of Curator and Scholar Gillett Griffin
Xochipala, Guerrero, Mexico, Standing woman, 400 B.C.–500 A.D. Ceramic with red pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin. John Bigelow Taylor Photography. PRINCETON, N.J. – Gillett G. Griffin (1928-2016) was not only a respected curator, scholar and collector but also a beloved teacher at Princeton University, where he taught and curated for 52 years. Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection celebrates Griffin’s eclectic tastes through a selection of artworks and artifacts... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2019
Jaguar effigy jar in three parts, Guatemala, Maya Lowlands, 350-550 AD. Burnished brownware ceramic. H 29 cm. © Deletaille Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 40b. Provenance: private European collection Literature: 'Art de Mésoamérique-Meso-Amerikaanse Kunst', Société Générale de Banque, Brussels, November 1976, exhibtion catalogue, n° 173, ill; Rediscovered Masterpieces of Mesoamerica, Paris, 1985, n° 341, ill.; 'Trésors du Nouveau Monde, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, 1992, n° 172, ill. ... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018
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.
28 février 2018
Mask, ca. 800 B.C. (fabrication); A.D. 1469–1481 (deposition), Olmec style, Mexico, Guerrero; Mexico, Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Hornblende hornfels. H. 4 1/4 × W. 3 3/8 × D. 1 1/4 in. (10.8 × 8.6 × 3.2 cm), Museo del Templo Mayor, Secretaría de Cultura-INAH, Mexico City (10-168803). This Olmec-style mask was either passed down as an ancestral heirloom or excavated during Mexica times. Such works signal the Mexica reverence for greenstone and for antiquities from illustrious civilizations of the past.
28 février 2018
Mask, A.D. 1469–1481, Mexica culture, Mexico, Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Greenstone, obsidian inlays. H. 7 3/4 × W. 9 5/8 × D. 3 7/16 in., Approximately 240oz. (19.7 × 24.4 × 8.8 cm, 6804.65g), Museo del Templo Mayor, Secretaría de Cultura-INAH, Mexico City (10-168801). The greenstone mask featuring obsidian pupils appears to have been made in Tenochtitlan by Mexica artists emulating the ancient style of masks from Teotihuacan, a long-abandoned site near the Mexica capital. Such works signal the Mexica reverence for greenstone and... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018
Effigy Mask of Coyolxauhqui (“She Who Has Facial Painting with Bells”), ca. A.D. 1500. Mexica culture, Mexico, Tenochtitlan
Effigy Mask of Coyolxauhqui (“She Who Has Facial Painting with Bells”), ca. A.D. 1500. Mexica culture, Mexico, Tenochtitlan. Greenstone. H. 4 1/8 × W. 5 11/16 × D. 1 9/16 in. (10.5 × 14.5 × 4 cm). Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Anonymous Gift, 1928 (28-40-20/C10108) © Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University This greenstone effigy mask represents the severed head of Coyolxauhqui. According to myth, her brother Huitzilopochtli, the Sun God and patron deity of the Mexica, was... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2018
Standing Figure Holding Ceremonial Staff, Olmec, Mexico, 900-600 BC. Jade. H-11.3 D-2.1 W-4.8 cm © Miho Museum.