Borbonicus, p. 34.

Codex Borbonicus, p. 34.

Fifteenth month celebrations and the New Fire ceremony. At the end of every 52-year cycle it was feared that the world would come to an end. At the end of such a cycle all hearths are extinguished, after which new fire is lit. Women and children hide at the bottom right.

S. Gruzinsky, Painting the Conquest (Paris, 1992), p. 80.


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