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aug 12, 1542 - Frontispiece of the Codex Mendoza

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Viceroyalty of New Spain. c. 1541-1542 C.E. Ink and color on paper
The artist emphasizes the military power of the Aztecs by showing two soldiers in hierarchic scale: they physically tower over the two men they defeat. The Codex contains a wealth of information about the Aztecs and their empire

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Date:

aug 12, 1542
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~ 476 years ago

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