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Codex Zouche-Nuttall or Codex Tonindeyé

Codex Zouche-Nuttall or Codex Tonindeyé, British Museum

Codex Zouche-Nuttall or Codex Tonindeyé, screenfold manuscript book comprising 47 leaves, made of deer skin, painted, c. 1200-1521, British Museum. Length: 113.5 cms.,, height: 19 cms., (page) width: 23.5 cms. (page)

Contains two narratives: one side of the document relates the history of important centres in the Mixtec region, while the other, starting at the opposite end, records the genealogy, marriages and political and military feats of the Mixtec ruler, Eight Deer Jaguar-Claw.

From British Museum Collection Online website.
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‘‘Codex Corner’: Codex Re-naming’

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