Sunday, March 18, 2007

This Is Interesting

This picture of Our Lady is made of parrot and hummingbird feathers. Juan Batista Cuiris made it, in Michoacan, Mexico, sometime between 1550 and 1580. It's one of the few surviving examples of this Aztec art. It was sent to Spain, and, through the Habsburgs, ended up in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

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