Maya codex purchased in Mexico City, 1905, from an old priest around the corner from the southeast corner of the Alameda. This codex was first shown in 1887; he then declined to sell it, but in 1905, having been so ill that both his legs were amputated, and not expecting to live longer, he offered to sell the codex (to a friend ?) of his in Merida who was then a druggist. This codex was examined by Dr. Alfred Tozzer of Harvard University, who considered it a reproduction, partly because the ; various day signs were not in the proper Maya order. Mexico. (No. 1)

Catalog Number: YPM ANT 137880
Department: Anthropology
Summary Data: Maya codex purchased in Mexico City, 1905, from an old priest around the corner from the southeast corner of the Alameda. This codex was first shown in 1887; he then declined to sell it, but in 1905, having been so ill that both his legs were amputated, and not expecting to live longer, he offered to sell the codex (to a friend ?) of his in Merida who was then a druggist. This codex was examined by Dr. Alfred Tozzer of Harvard University, who considered it a reproduction, partly because the ; various day signs were not in the proper Maya order. Mexico. (No. 1)
Description: ANT number 137880; lot count 1
Materials: bark; paint/dye; textile
Function: textiles & weaving equipment
Culture Group: Latin American : Mesoamerica
Locality: North America; Mexico
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