Aztec Feast Illustration, Food Baskets

Aztec Feast Illustration, Food Baskets

license: public domain
source: Wikimedia Commons
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Description

A colorful illustration depicts a scene at a grand Aztec feast. Here, three women are eating turkey and tamales from baskets and bowls.


Date

Illustration: late 16th century AD


Information

This illustration is featured in the 16th century Florentine Codex, a Spanish ethnographic documentation of various Mesoamerican societies. This image is one of five in a series depiction a great Aztec feast as observed by the author, Bernardino de Sahagún (c. 1499–1590).


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Bibliography

Kiple, K. F., & Ornelas, K. C. (2000). The Cambridge world history of food. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Coe, S. D. (1994). America’s first cuisines. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Montellano, B. O. (1990). Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.