Summary

FIGURE 4. The place sign of Aute, from page 5 of the Codex Selden.

FIGURE 4. The place sign of Añute, from page 5 of the Codex Selden.

The Codex Selden is a document devoted to recording a single dynastic history: the lineage of the kings and queens of Añute (or Jaltepec), a site in the southern Nochixtlan Valley of the Mixteca Alta. The name Añute means “Place of (A-, represented glyphically by an open mouth) Sand (ñute, represented by speckled streams emerging from the open mouth; Figure 4). Its narrative spans over 500 years, beginning before AD 1000 and ending in AD 1556.

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