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1728 Picart, Aztec Calendar, Pre-Columbian Mexico, ethnology

1728 Picart, Aztec Calendar, Pre-Columbian Mexico, ethnology

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"Siegel des Mexiquains / Annee des Mexiquains "

1728

Size:

40.7 x 24.8 cm

This is a fine engraving of an Aztec calendar from Pre-Columbian Mexico. The Aztecs used both a 365-day calendar and a 260-day ritual calendar or almanac that was used for divination purposes. The 365-day calendar was divided into 18 months of 20 days each, plus 5 'nameless' days at the end of the year. In the 260-day cycle, 20 day names pair with 13 day numbers. The calendar is surrounded by a snake.

Fine condition.


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