MATLATZINCO before the AZTECS: JOSÉ GARCÍA PAYÓN and the SCULPTURAL CORPUS of CALIXTLAHUACA

Emily Umberger, Casandra Hernández Faham

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Abstract

This article studies the sculptural corpus of the Matlatzinca state before it was conquered in the mid-1470s by the Aztec Empire. Previously, Matlatzinco had been an independent polity in the northern part of the Valley of Toluca surrounding the traditional center of government, which was also called Matlatzinco. After invading the area, the Aztecs renamed this city Calixtlahuaca and established their own provincial capital at nearby Tollocan (modern Toluca). Making Calixtlahuaca a symbol of control over the area, the Aztecs raised new architecture phases in the ancient city center and installed Aztec-style deity images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalAncient Mesoamerica
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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