Mass of St. Gregory Featherwork

Mass of St. Gregory, 1539, feathers on wood panel, 68 x 56 cm, México, Musée de Jacobins, Auch. By Diego Huanatzin, the Aztec puppet ruler under the Spanish between 1539-1541. This technique was a speciality of Aztec craftsmen called amanteca. This particular piece is the oldest extant example of Christian art in the Americas.