Utensils 2

April 1, 2018

Aztec Methods

1) Grinding chocolate:

 Aztec woman grinding beans (foreground)

Bernardino de Sahagún, The Florentine Codex [Historia general de las cosas de nueva España],

c. 1575,  fol. 69 (verso), Medicea Laurenziana Library, Florence

 

2) Frothing chocolate:

Aztec Noblewoman frothing chocolate

Codex Tudela, 1553, Museo de América, Madrid

 

3) Servingware:

Drinking cup

Cholula-style ceramic goblet

Photo © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum

by Ines Seibt/ BPK, Berlin/Art Resource, NY

 

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