Mid Century Mexican Souvenir Pressed Copper Plate Cultura Mixteca Yqz For SaleUntitled Document
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From Southern Mexico Wall Hanger
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Up in this sale is a souvenir plate, a pressed copper plate depicting symbols celebrating CULTURA MIXTECA (Mixtec Culture). It is designed to hang on a wall, it has scratches and wear and some oxidation points, but really cool. It measures approx. 11" across.
We found the following on about com (archaeology section.)
The Mixtecs are an indigenous group of Mexico. In pre-Hispanic times, they lived in the western region of the state of Oaxaca and part of the states of Puebla and Guerrero and they were one of the most important groups of Mesoamerica. During the Postclassic period (AD 800-1521), they were famous for their mastery in artworks such as metalworking, jewelry, and decorated vessels. Information about Mixtec history comes from archaeology, Spanish accounts during the Conquest period and Pre-Columbian codices (screen folding book) with heroic narratives about Mixtec kings and nobles.
The region where this culture first developed is called the Mixteca. It is characterized by high mountains and narrow valleys with small streams. Three zones form the Mixtec region:
Mixteca Alta (High Mixteca) with an elevation ranging between 2500 and 2000 meters.
Mixteca Baja (Low Mixteca), between 1700 and 1500 m.
Mixteca de la Costa (Mixtec Coast) along the Pacific coast.
This rugged geography didn't allow for easy communication. This is probably the reason for the great differentiation of dialects within the Mixtec culture. It has been estimated that at least a dozen different Mixtec languages exist.
Agriculture, which was practiced by the Mixtec peoples at least as early as 1500 B.C., was also affected by this difficult topography. The best lands were limited to the narrow valleys on the highlands and few areas on the coast. Archaeological sites like Etlatongo and Jucuita, in the Mixteca Alta, are some examples of early settled life in the region. In later periods, the three sub-regions (Mixteca Alta, Mixteca Baja and Mixteca de la Costa) were producing and exchanging different products. Cocoa, cotton, salt and other imported items including exotic animals came from the coast, while maize, beans, chiles, as well as metals and precious stones came from the mountainous regions.
In pre-Columbian times, the Mixtec region was densely populated. It has been estimated that in 1522 when the Spanish conquistador, Pedro de Alvarado—a soldier of Hernan Cortés—traveled among the Mixteca the population was over a million. This highly populated area was politically organized in independent polities or kingdoms each one ruled by a powerful king. The king was the supreme governor and leader of the army, and was helped by officials and counselors in collecting tributes and services from the people. The majority of the population, however, was composed of farmers, artisans, merchants, serfs and slaves. Mixtec artisans were famous for their mastery as smiths, potters, gold-workers and precious-stones cutters.
Mixtec society was organized in kingdoms or city-states ruled by a powerful king who collected tributes and services from the people with the help of officers, administrators who were part of the nobility. This political system reached its height during the Early Postclassic period (AD 800-1200). These kingdoms were interconnected among each other through alliances, marriages and were often involved in wars. Two of the most powerful kingdoms of this period were Tututepec, on the coast and Tilantongo in the Mixteca Alta.
The most famous Mixtec king was Lord Eight Deer "Jaguar Claw", ruler of Tilantongo, whose heroic actions are part history, part legend. According to Mixtec history, in the 11th century he managed to bring together the kingdoms of Tilantongo and Tututepec under his power. The events that led to the unification of the Mixteca region under Lord Eight Deer "Jaguar Claw" are recorded in two of the most famous Mixtec codices: the Codex Bodley, and the Codex Zouche-Nuttall. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 2 lbs 8 oz in a 16 x 16 x 5 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!
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