Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo recreates the elaborate stone sculpture known as the 'Aztec Calendar' or 'Sun Stone.' Discovered in Mexico City, the original massive stone is on display in the National Museum of Anthropology and History. The Aztecs (or Mexica, as they called themselves) believed that the sun struggled daily against the forces of darkness. They aided the sun through human sacrifices. This superb example is meticulously created by hand with intricate wood inlay.
- Pinewood, cedar wood, walnut wood and maquilshuat wood
- 3.18 lbs
- 1.1 inches H x 16.3 inches Diam.