Early 18th century
Part of the Techialoyan corpus, a group of pictorial documents produced by and for native communities in the State and Valley of Mexico; it depicts a church under construction in the center of the community and native men dressed in loose tunics, carrying construction materials toward the building site. In front of the building, a friar is standing at a table with a pen and several pages of writing. Behind him, native nobles, and in front, native women kneeling.
Provenance: Hearst Collection, date of purchase and vendor unknown; sold to Gimbel Bros. Inc., March 31, 1941 for $37.50; purchased by Brooklyn Museum, 1941.
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Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 444, Album 113a, p. 12.