The Codex Selden is approximately 5.5 meters in length, and is folded into twenty “pages“ approximately 27.5 by 27.5 cm. It was probably created around 1560. As it is currently preserved, only one side of the codex is painted with narratives. These images record a single dynastic history: the lineage and adventures of the kings and queens of Jaltepec (Añute in Mixtec). This history covers over 500 years, beginning before AD 1000 and ending in AD 1556. The Codex Selden is currently in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. For more information, see the Introduction to the Codex Selden Ã‘udzavui tutorial.
550 cm x 27.5 cm