Related Research: The Harald Wagner Collection of Teotihuacan Murals

Flowering trees (detail), A.D. 650-750. Mexico, Teotihuacán, Techinantitla. Volcanic ash, lime, mineral pigment, and mud backing. Bequest of Harald J. Wagner. 1985.104.1a-d

This page contains additional resources for the study and appreciation of the Harald Wagner Collection of Teotihuacan Murals. In 1976, Harald Wagner’s death brought to the de Young a most intriguing selection of mural fragments from the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. This surprise gift required complicated negotiations and ultimately collaboration with Mexico's government and cultural institutions. This partnership resulted in the landmark publication Feathered Serpents and Flowering Trees: Reconstructing the Murals of Teotihuacan. Below, you will find excerpts from this publication, a detailed exhibition history, a selected bibliography and scholarly articles related to this important collection.