[ Local Mexican Indian game, the Voladores de Papantla ].
$100 / ≈ €87
The Aztecs also had spectacular dances such as the Voladores de Papantla ,the Sun Dance, in which the dancers climbed a high pole or mast they tied themselves to long cords wound around the pole. They would jump off the pole, and the cords would unwind making them look like flying birds. When the Spaniards saw this dance they were extremely impressed by their courage and dexterity.
From Giulio Ferrario's work Le Costume Ancien et Moderne ou Histoire du gouvernement, de la milice, de la religion, des arts, sciences et usages de tous les peuples anciens et modernes d'après les monuments de l'antiquité et accompagné de dessins analogues au sujet par le Docteur Jules Ferrario. Asie IV.me Vol".
Published in Milan by the author between 1816 and 1827.
This aquatint engraved plate was color printed on fine move paper with additional hand-coloring.
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