Centro Historico Reliefs (Mexico City, Mexico) : Nezahualcoyotl relief, detail, side view of the head and upper torso

Creator:
unknown (Mexican)
Published/Created:
Centro Historico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1888-1889
Date Depicted:
8/15/1998
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
bronze
Notes:
The Historic Centre (Centro Histórico) has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. There are three reliefs dedicated to three famous Pre-Conquest indigenous rulers. Itzcoatl, Nezahualcoyotl, and Totoquilhuaztli, the tlatoani of Tlacopan, forged what would become known as the Aztec Triple Alliance, forming the basis of the eventual Aztec empire. Nezahualcoyotl, died 1471, is credited with cultivating what came to be known as Texcoco's Golden Age, which brought the rule of law, scholarship and artistry to the city and set high standards that influenced other cultures.
Variant Titles:
Relief sculptures of Aztec Rulers
Topics:
Architecture -- Mexico -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Nineteenth century
Culture:
Mexican
Accession Number:
1A2-M-MC-CHS-A2
Genre:
sculpture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
historical; rulers and leaders; Mexico History; Pre-Conquest; Native Mesoamerican casting visual works; sculpture (visual work); reliefs (sculptures) Nezahualcoyotl was a noted poet and scholar.
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Four
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/15/1998
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10106570
PID:
digcoll:1856426