Tribute page from the Codex Mendoza

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Tribute Page from the Codex Mendoza

The tribute payable is:

  • 2 strings of beads of jadeite, a green semi-precious stone
  • a total of 4,000 handfuls of colored feathers
  • 160 skins of the bird with a blue plumage
  • 2 labrets (lip piercings) of amber encased in gold
  • 40 skins of jaguar
  • 200 loads of cacao beans, the main ingredient of chocolate
  • 800 tecomates (cups for drinking chocolate)
  • 2 slabs of clear amber, each approximately the size of a brick
Tribute Page from the Codex Mendoza
Tribute Page from the Codex Mendoza

Published or Updated on: March 14, 2008 by Tony Burton © 2008

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