The Codex Nuttall is 11.22 meters in length, and is folded into 47 “pages” measuring approximately 24.3 by 18.4 cm. It was probably created around 1500. The codex is painted on both sides. These two different sides are very different in terms of both style and content. The Reverse (pages 42-84) is concerned with a single narrative, the biography of the Mixtec conqueror Lord 8 Deer “Jaguar Claw.” In contrast, the Obverse (pages 1-41) is an “anthology” of several different stories and genealogies, each painted in a distinct style. Mesolore includes two sections from the Obverse: the story of Lady 3 Flint and Lord 12 Wind from pages 14-22, and the connected genealogies of the kings and queens of Tilantongo, Teozacoalco, and Zaachila from pages 23-35. The Codex Nuttall is currently in the British Museum in London. For more information, see the Introduction to the Codex Nuttall Ã’udzavui tutorial.
1,122 cm x 18.4 cm