Cave, City, and Eagles Nest: Rediscovered Mexican Codex
Davíd Carrasco (Harvard University)
Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:30–7:30 pm
|Detail of The Mapa de Cuahtinchan No. 2||Davíd Carrasco|
Dr. Davíd Carrasco, historian of religions, presents an illustrated lecture on a recently recovered early 16th-century Mexican Codex. Painted by native Mexican artists, the codex narrates their sacred history and unique cosmology. Using a variety of interpretive methods, including infra-red and ultra-violet photography, Dr. Carrasco uncovers the many-layered, complex symbolic and visual work of indigenous artists struggling to depict their world in the early decades of Spanish colonialism.