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Summary Information.

Title
[Codex Fernandez Leal]
Alternative Title
Códice Fernández Leal
Date Created and/or Issued
[15--]
Publication Information
Mexico
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Collection
Codex Fernandez Leal
Rights Information
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Rights Holder and Contact
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Description
Scope/Content: Mexican Indian picture-writing, in color, depicting the conquest and migration northward from the Guatemalan area of a tribe of Mixtecan-Zapotecan linguistic stock, which finally settled in the area of Oaxaca. One of the oldest surviving documents of Indian America.
Biography/History: Title supplied by cataloger. Native pigments on fiber paper (possibly amatl) forming a two-sided scroll. Origin: Created in Mexico in the 16th century. See Acuña, R. Códice Fernández Leal, p. 13. Earlier scholarship had dated it to the 14th-15th centuries. The original artifact is approximately 16 feet long. Prior to its acquisition by The Bancroft Library, it was divided into two sections which were then mounted back to back on a strip of linen.
Type
image
Format
1 scroll
Form/Genre
Manuscripts -- Mexico -- 16th century
Extent
circa 8 linear feet
Identifier
BANC MSS M-M 1884:1
Subject
Picture-writing, Indian -- 16th century -- Specimens
Indians of Mexico -- Languages -- Writing -- 16th century -- Specimens

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