Chichen Itza: The Altar of Human Sacrifice, from the portfolio Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Quirigua

Charles Alonzo Rich, American, 1854 - 1943

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Watercolor and graphite on paper

Sheet: 9 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (25.3 × 35.4 cm)

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

W.961.252.49

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: #5; inscribed, on mat, in ink, bottom edge: "Every.day.we.saw.three.four.and.five.Indians.sacrificed, whose.hearts.were.offered.to.the.idols and blood plastered.the.walls." / Bernal Diaz del Castillo. Historian [in graphite]; inscribed, on mat, in graphite, lower left: CHICHEN-ITZA: THE.ALTAR.OF.HUMAN.SACRIFICE. / 49

Provenance

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

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