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Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #105 on: May 26, 2019, 05:22:53 PM »
Tlaxcaltec

Offline Cameronian

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #106 on: May 27, 2019, 09:39:59 AM »
 :-* lovely stuff.
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Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #107 on: May 27, 2019, 07:32:35 PM »
Thank's Cameronian

For the coyotl of Tlaxcala , it is vignette 62 of the lienzo (but in white).

For the coyotl of Huexotzinga, it's the représentation of Osprey Publishing.
Osprey misrepresented the labret. It's a distinctive long curved labret ( tecacanecuilli)made of white sea shell., that a principal identifying characteristic. It was shaped to curl round close to the right cheekand not to protrude in front of the chin.
On this ladder, it's just a thick shot of white brush!

Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #108 on: June 09, 2019, 02:34:18 PM »
Tlaxcaltèque warrior:
It's a noble warrior, cotton armour and feathers

The common warrior does not carry feather or very small plume. Large feathers or feathers of high quality, it's a noble of high rank or having achieved a great feat.

(The use of small plume of white feather, a trait shared by Huexotzingo with its neighours Tlawcala and Cholula)!

In the memories of a conquistador, it is written that the Tlaxcaltèques were under a large embargo from Tenochtitlan, of a little cotton and few precious feathers!
Maybe this is why, that in the lienzo de Tlaxcala, that the first vignettes show many warriors in maguey or cotton armor? Then after different conquest of city, the cotton and the outfit feathers appear in the vignettes!

Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #109 on: June 16, 2019, 04:51:40 PM »
Codex florentine.
Here's a young noblemean in cotton armour. Is a Tenochtitlan or Tlatelolco warrior. He is accompagnied by two warrior from Huexotzinca. Relatively commonplace, and no!
Its shield is lined with leather strip. As sais above, there was a red and lue squadron. Here it is the shield that tells us this squadron. The peculiarity of its cotton armour, are the sleeves. Very different from the Mendoza codex!

Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #110 on: June 23, 2019, 03:45:45 PM »
My version of Crane standard of tlaxcaltec town of Tizatlan:

I chose a tlaxcaltec chieftain from the Lienzo de Tlaxcala.
I opted from the beginning for the white color. I added a white crane with the wings spread.
Diaz's observation regarding the Tlaxcaltec who accompagnied Cortes when he marched back to retake Tenochtitlan in 1521," that every compagny had a standard, on which was embroidered a white bird with expanded wings, being the arms of Tlaxcala".

I worked the miniature "Eureka Miniature". I added an ehuatl with sleeves and created the feather headress.
I glued the beautiful crane from Outpost Miniature.
Many sources state that it was white, but Gomara describes it as "a golden crane with oustretched wings decorated with many figures done in enamel and feather work"!

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #111 on: June 24, 2019, 12:20:53 AM »
Awesome paintjob  :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #112 on: June 30, 2019, 03:58:54 PM »
here is another tlaxcaltec warrior, according to the lienzo of Tlaxcala

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #113 on: June 30, 2019, 07:06:44 PM »
Looking good, I've posted my Mayan efforts here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117454.0

Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2019, 05:49:49 PM »
Your work are really amazing 6 milPhil.

I work on the Huaxtec. There are many points of similarity between them and the Mayan, their "ancestors".
I will post my research and painting when I have advanced a little further in these!

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #115 on: July 03, 2019, 07:13:33 PM »
Thanks, yours is impressive too.

Probably time to share this eh? More over on my thread  ;)


Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #116 on: July 07, 2019, 07:51:24 PM »
Aztec archer allies (cotton armour) of Mexicas


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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #117 on: July 14, 2019, 06:29:11 PM »
Xochimilco Warrior (outfit always in black)

The Florentine said:

There are two variants of the two captive warrior, one who took his second captive onhis own became the Cuextecalt suit, the other who captured an ennemy with the aid of others received only a white mantle and breech cloth and had is head "feathered" and cut in a style reminiscent of a zulu married warrior, for Tenochtitlan. But for the other city? Cut of hair?

Is this type of warrior shown on the codex lienzo de Tlaxcala?

I decided to paint the feathers in white to better slice with the black color of the outfit. Shield too of Lienzo de Tlaxcala.




Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #118 on: July 20, 2019, 08:36:45 AM »
Hello, my final version of Quetzaltecolot:

Natural feather of great horned owl (bubo virginianus), and crest of quetzal feather. 
Shield with the dead head, shield of lord.

And, sacred animals in the Aztec pantheon and meaning:

Jaguar: night power and the underworld (realm of the dead)
Hummingbirds : good thoughts of men for the god
Butterflies : warrior who died in the war
Quetzal : associated with the sun because its wings shine like the ray of the sun (life and fertility)
Owl : the guide for the kingdom of the dead (perspicacity)
Bat : associated with death and sacrifice but also to fertility (Maya and Huaxtec too)
Snake : earthly incarnation of the sun and fertility
Eagle : Day power, sun, because he's flying under him
Rabbit : in relation to the moon
Duck : in relation to the water (underworld for the aztec)

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #119 on: July 20, 2019, 08:39:32 AM »
All comment will be the good come :)