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Image: Dresden Codex - Plate 34

The Dresden Codex, written about 1000-1200 CE, is a copy of another text that was written about 600-900 CE by the Maya culture. It was possibly sent by Hernán Cortés to King Charles I of Spain in 1519. It was purchased by Johann Christian Götze from a private owner in 1739 for the Royal Library of Dresden (now the Sächsische Landesbibliothek), traced and colored by Agostino Aglio in 1825-1826, and published by Lord Kingborough in 1830-1831.

The image below of plate (page) 34 was photographed by Justin Kerr for the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI). See the Dresden Codex page on the FAMSI web site for more information.

See The Development of Flutes in the Americas for more context about this image.

Large image of the Dresden Codex - Plate 34



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