Codex Borgia - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Messicano Riserva 28)
Call Number: SPE* F 1219 C65 1976
Publication Date: 1976
(*Oversized. Summaries in English, French, and Spanish.) Generally considered to be among the finest specimens of Pre-Columbian art, this manuscript is the most important, detailed, and complex pictorial source extant for the study of Central Mexican gods, ritual, divination, calendar, religion, and iconography. Most of the 28 sections are devoted to different aspects of the Tonalpohualli, the Mesoamerican 260-day divinatory period. Other sections depict complex rituals whose significance remains obscure.