Tree of Life Brooch (Prendedor en forma de Árbol de la Vida)

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Tree of Life Brooch (Prendedor en forma de Árbol de la Vida)

circa 1938-1944
Jewelry and Adornments; brooches
Silver, copper
4 3/8 × 2 1/2 × 1 in. (11.11 × 6.35 × 2.54 cm)
Gift of Ronald A. Belkin (M.2013.4.9)
Currently on public view:
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4 MAP IT
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4

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The design of this brooch was inspired by a scene from the Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, a ritual and divinatory almanac, and one of the rare pre-Hispanic manuscripts from Central Mexico to survive the Spani...
The design of this brooch was inspired by a scene from the Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, a ritual and divinatory almanac, and one of the rare pre-Hispanic manuscripts from Central Mexico to survive the Spanish Conquest. It represents Xochiquetzal (Quetzal Flower), a fertility deity and patron of lovers, weavers, and craftspeople.
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