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1954 Raul Anguiano Red Conté Drawing of Mayan Glyph from Palenque, Mexico
Raul Anguiano was part of the "second generation" of Mexican muralists.
He developed prints, drawing, paintings, and murals (including at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City) dealing with the essential themes of the Mexican Revolution. It is dated January 27, 1954 with the location Palenque, Chiapas on the bottom right. It is signed by the artist on the top right. The paper is watermarked "Xochimilco Bond", which was a paper manufacturer in Mexico City. This can be seen in the last photo.
The text on the bottom left reads:
"Detalle del tablero de 'El Palacio' tamaño un poco mayor que el natural"
Translated to English:
"Detail of panel from 'The Palace', Size is slightly larger than the original"
The top left reads:
Translated to English:
This drawing is a sanguine conté crayon sketch of a Mayan glyph or
relief carving at the Palace (El Palacio) at the ancient Mayan city of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. The Palace (El Palacio), a complex of several connected and adjacent buildings and courtyards, was built by several generations on a wide artificial terrace during four century period.
The Palace was used by the Mayan aristocracy for bureaucratic functions, entertainment, and ritualistic ceremonies. The Palace is located in the center of the ancient city. Palenque is a medium-sized site, smaller than Tikal, Chichen Itza, or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced. Much of the history of Palenque has been
reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments;
historians now have a long sequence of the ruling dynasty of Palenque in the 5th century and extensive knowledge of the city-state's rivalry with other states such as Calakmul and Toniná. The most famous ruler of Palenque was K'inich Janaab Pakal, or Pacal the Great, whose tomb has been found and excavated in the Temple of the Inscriptions.
Good, age related condition. There are no stains, only very minor crinkling
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