A visual mirror of Mixtec culture combined with Indian and European book illumination

Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter)

Mexico - Central America — First half of the 16th century

Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter)

Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter)

Mexico - Central America — First half of the 16th century

  1. A unique witness to the emerging hybrid culture of the Spanish colonies in the "New World"

  2. Gives a description of the genealogies where the structural emphasis is placed on the female lineage

  3. The illumination blends Native American and European traditions, a visual mirror of the emerging culture

Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter)

Alternative Titles:
  • Codex Waecker Götter
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
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  1. Short Description
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Short Description

The Codex Egerton is a unique witness to the emerging hybrid culture of the Spanish colonies in the "New World". This is also represented in the form of the manuscript itself with blends Native American and European traditions with respect to decoration, or e.g. with the design and concept of geneologies, which are traced through the female lines here.

The unique position that the Codex Egerton has amongst the genre of Mixtecan manuscripts lies in it‘s verifiable date of origin. During the first half of the 16th century as the Conquistadors were conquering the Central American regions in the name of the Spanish throne, two high cultures clashed, and it is out of this time period that the Codex Egerton emerges. Within the codex two vastly different traditions, indigenous American and European, find themselves merging together to form a new, unique culture. The content predominantly deals with local traditions presented through the historiography, giving a description of the genealogies where the structural emphasis is placed on the female lineage. There is a strong European influence in the style of the pictures visible through the use of enlarged figures arranged in an unstructured way and which represent a signifigant departure from the normally formal concentration found in pre-Columbian handwriting.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Codex Waecker Götter
Size / Format
64 pages / 27.0 x 21.0 cm (total length: 4.42 m)
Date
First half of the 16th century

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Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter) – Egerton 2895 – British Museum (London, United Kingdom)
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Codex Egerton 2895 (Codex Waecker Götter)

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1965
Binding
Encased in box with leather spine.
Commentary
1 volume (30 pages) by C. A. Burland
Language: German
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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