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