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Aztec figures from the Codex Borbonicus

Rabbit revelry: An ancient Aztec festival with fermented agave juice

Catherine DiCesare, associate professor in Art and Art History, is working on her second book about Aztec celebrations, this time focusing on the festivals depicted in the Codex Borbonicus, a famous Mexican manuscript about Aztec calendars. She’s especially interested in a particular page of the Codex— one that depicts images of a festival called Quecholli, one of the months of their 365-day solar calendar, as it was carried out in year 1507.

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