Ancient Mexican material culture as revealed in Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus, 1940


Date: 1940 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 220 p., typescript with handcolored plates


An analysis of the material culture of one of the eight extant Mixtec codices, Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus I.

Scope and content

Native American Images note : Over three hundred vividly colored logographs in the Mixtecan writing systemlanguage. Repainted by the author, the watercolors exhibit pottery, ornaments, weapons, and ceremonial paraphernalia.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 220 p., typescript with handcolored plates.


Presented by Susan Nagler Perloff and Jane Nagler Rich in memory of J. Herbert Nagler and Walter K. Wilbur and accessioned, 1982.

Processing information

Inventory not complete, only scanned images noted.

Indexing Terms


  • Drawings.
  • Picture-writing

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mexico -- Antiquities.
  • Mexico -- History -- To 1519.


  • Indians of Mexico -- Oaxaca
  • Mixtec Indians
  • Mixtec language