Upcoming art exhibit

John F. Schwaller schwallr at potsdam.edu
Mon Sep 4 12:20:46 UTC 2006

Princeton University Art Museum

of the Fifth Heaven: Ancient Nahua Art and Ritual of Southern
Mexico January 27 – April 28, 2007

The exhibition will present the results of thirty 
years of interdisciplinary investigation on 
ancient Mexican screenfold books and the ritual 
divinatory practices of the Nahua peoples of 
southern Mexico from a.d. 1300–1500.  Outstanding 
art objects in ceramic from the museum’s 
collection, including a number of new 
acquisitions, will be featured. Organized by John 
M. D. Pohl, the Peter Jay Sharp Curator and 
Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas at 
the museum, the exhibition combines the 
perspectives of art history, ethnohistory, and 
archaeology, and represents a groundbreaking 
examination of the key role played by the 
Maquiltonaleque (Five Souls), spirit beings 
believed to guide religious practitioners through 
their use of the ancient books to foretell future 
events, cure disease, control weather, determine 
royal marriages, and predict times for making war.


John F. Schwaller
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY  13676

315-267-2496 fax
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