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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mexican
Title:Aztec Calendar Stone (replica)
Date Made:19th century replica; after an original of the early 16th-century
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Incised marble
Place Made:North America; Mexico
Measurements:Overall: 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 39.37 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1907.1.I(c).SVII
Credit Line:Gift of Emily H. Beckwith (Class of 1882)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Round stone carved with characters representing divisions of time. The original (12 feet in diameter) is now housed in the National Museum of Mexico. Regarded as a votive offering to the sun, it also bears the name "Stone of the Sun."

Tags:
indigenous people; calendars; writing

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