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Aztec Postclassic Noblewoman I by Kamazotz Aztec Postclassic Noblewoman I by Kamazotz
An Aztec noblewoman. Drawn from descriptions and images of the Palace women according to Sahagun. Her hair is not in the typical 'horn-style' but instead she wears girls' locks of hair that some women sported at times. The skirt is a coatl or serpent skirt variety that he mentions. While such is skirt is not included in the illustrations, the Codex Magliabechiano includes an image of a serpent mantle. In combining the two images I was more or less able to reconstruct this outfit. Notice the cochineal red-dye on her lips, noble ladies were said to wear this to beautify themselves. Her huipil is a floral pattern seen in many other images. Her skin is dyed with the yellow ocher that elite women often applied to their skin.
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Sir-Aedan-McCromlech Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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