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Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People, [Plate X]

Octavio Medellin1947

Southern Methodist University Libraries Digital Collections

Southern Methodist University Libraries Digital Collections

This plate is part of ''Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People; Murals from the Temple of the Tigers [Temple of the Jaguar] at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico,'' a portfolio containing 11 block prints by Octavio Medellin originally published by the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in 1947. This unnumbered portfolio was signed with a note by Octavio Medellin in 1955. According to ''A Note on the Murals'' by Salvador Toscano, Medellin created the plates from studies he made in 1938 from ''part of a decorated frieze in the interior of the lower chamber or Sanctuary of the Temple of the Tigers [Temple of the Jaguar], adjoining the Ball Court, in Chichen ltza, Yucatan.''

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  • Title: Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People, [Plate X]
  • Creator: Medellin, Octavio
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Location: Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Physical Dimensions: 1 print: linocut, color, part of 1 portfolio (11 relief prints); 33 x 26 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Indians of Mexico; Indians of Central America; Mayas; Maya art; Indian art; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Mayan; Mayans; Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian; DMA; DMFA, Mesoamerican art, Mayan, Mayan, Mesoamerica, Pre-Columbian
  • Contributor: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
  • Publisher: SMU Libraries
  • Rights: Copyright Dallas Museum of Art. For more information, contact rights@dallasmuseumofart.org.
  • External Link: http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/med/id/3968
  • Medium: Prints; Relief prints; Linocuts
  • Series: Xtol: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People; Artwork of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Travels to Mexico; Chichen Itza; Temple of the Jaguar
  • Holding Library: Bywaters Special Collections; Hamon Arts Library
  • Form/Genre: Books; Book illustrations
  • Artist's Birth Date/Death Date: 1907-1999

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