Chichen Itza: Cenote del Sacrificio, from the portfolio Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Quirigua

Charles Alonzo Rich, American, 1854 - 1943


not dated

Watercolor and graphite on paper

Sheet: 9 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (25.2 × 35.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Margaret Sage



North America, United States


19th century

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Not on view


Inscribed. in graphite, on reverse: Cenote del Sacrificio / Chichen-Itza / #2; inscribed, on mat, in ink, bottom margin: Sacred pool of sacrifice: Itzan maidens garlanded by the priests, with all their jewels: a fearsome ceremony: standing on the brink; the command of the Gods! a push [underlined] and a leap! a cry! : a body hurtling down 70:0"! [underlined] a splash! an awful silence. [underlined]; inscribed, on mat, in graphite, lower left: CHICHEN-ITZA: CENOTE.DEL.SACRIFICIO. / 46


The artist (1854-1943); to his daughter, Margaret Bradbury Rich Sage (1888-1985); given to present collection, 1961.

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