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2015 | 7(38) | 87-95
Article title

Native Painters of a European Book. Complex origins of the pictorial content of the Primeros Memoriales

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Abstracts
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The analysis of the pictorial content of the veintena section of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún’s Primeros Memoriales may lead to new conclusions about the artists and the process of creating these illustrations. Comparing the illustrations with the description of the festivals in the Primeros Memoriales and the Florentine Codex, identification of scenes and persons and their attributes depicted in the illustrations may also shed interesting light on the affiliation of the manuscript, whose provenance is still under discussion.
Contributors
  • University of Warsaw
References
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Document Type
Publication order reference
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