Mexican feather head-dresses and the mode of wearing them.

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Illustrations of ancient Mexican feather head-dresses

Illustrations of ancient Mexican feather head-dresses and of the mode of wearing them taken from native Manuscripts.

Fig. 1. Head-dress from ‘Historia de Nueva Espana, Hernan Cortes, ed. Lorenzana, Mexico, 1770. Cordillera, p. 13.
Fig. 2. Representation of the head-chief (emperor) Axayacatl in war-costume, Atlas Duran, part I, pl. 10.
Fig. 3. Representation of the head-chief Tizoc, in war-costume. Atlas Duran, part I, pl. 13.
Fig. 4. Representation of the head-chief Itzcontl in war-costume,.
Fig. 5. Head-dress from Historia, Cortes, Cordillera, p. 32.
Fig. 6. Head-dress from Mendoza Collection (Kingsborough, vol. I), part II, pl. 45.
Fig. 7. Representation of head-chief “Tizoc,” in bas-relief around “Sacriticial-Stone.”
Fig. 8. Representation of defied hero Huitzilopochtli, in Atlas Duran part II, pl. 1.
Fig. 9. Warrior III bas-relief, around “Sacrificial-Stone.”
Fig. 10. Head-dress from Mendoza Collection. part II, pl. 28.
Fig. 11. Head-dress with means of attachment, from Mendoza Collection, part II, pl. 21.
Fig. 12. Representation of a war-chief. from Vatican Codex, pl. 82 (Kingsborough, vol. II).
Fig. 13. Head-dress, with means of attachment, from Mendoza Collection part II, pl. 25.
Fig. 14. Representation of head-dress with beak over forehead, from Atlas Duran, part II, pl. 2.
Fig. 15. Head-dress of Xiuhtecutli from Codex Telleriano-Remensis, pl. 12 (Kingsborough, vol. I).
Fig. 16. Head-dress with beak. Arch. Selden, A. 2, p. 20 (Kingsborough, vol. I).
Fig. 17. Head-dress with beak. Codex Ramirez, pl. 4, fig. 6.
Fig. 18. Head-dress with beak. Bodleian MSS. p. 35 (Kingsb. vol. I).
Fig. 19. Part of head-dress of Xochiquetzul. Codex Telleriano-Remensis, part I, pl. 30 (Kingsborough, vol. I).
Fig. 20. Head-dress from Vienna Codex, pl. 64 (Kingsborough, vol. II).
Fig. 21. Head-dress from Vatican Codex, pI. 39 (Kingsborough, vol. I).

Note:  A Royal Persian rug of the 15th century. Gift of the Persian Emperor.

Source: Standard or head-dress?: an historical essay on a relic of ancient Mexico by Zelia Nuttall. Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 1888.


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