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Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA features artwork covering the expanse of art history—from ancient to contemporary—and the globe. Learn more: lacma.org

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 The Codex Zouche-Nuttall’s survival is remarkable and may be due to its unusual history. It’s very likely that it first left Mexico as part of a shipment from Cortés to the king of Spain, Carlos V.  This is the first time it has returned to the Americas in almost five hundred years.
The Art of Codices in Children of the Plumed Serpent
Codex Nuttall (detail), Mexico, Western Oaxaca, 15th–16th c., The British Museum Library, London, photo © Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY

 The Codex Zouche-Nuttall’s survival is remarkable and may be due to its unusual history. It’s very likely that it first left Mexico as part of a shipment from Cortés to the king of Spain, Carlos V.  This is the first time it has returned to the Americas in almost five hundred years.

The Art of Codices in Children of the Plumed Serpent

Codex Nuttall (detail), Mexico, Western Oaxaca, 15th–16th c., The British Museum Library, London, photo © Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY

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