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Original Zarebski Mesoamerican art.

I bought this from an art collector estate in Waukesha WI in 1994. I have had it as part of my decor since. It is definitely a beautiful conversation piece, and I received many complements on it.

Dark Green VOLCANIC ROCK OR TEZONTLE molded sculptures on a wooden backing/frame. Thick wire for hanging. "Signed"- Has the sticker on back of the piece indicating that it were produced by Industrias Creativas S.A. in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Measures 21" across.
Dated Nov 1, 1949.

Ancient Mayan-Aztec Temple Carving


All Meso-Americans believe in the periodic destruction and re-creation of the world. According to ancient Mayan tradition, the world is subject to cataclysmic changes caused by the sun every six to twelve thousand years, sometimes by flood, sometimes by fire.

In the center of the calendar the solar disc assumes the fearsome face of the Sun God Tonatiuh and records the date 4 Ollin on which the present world cycle is due to end. Around the solar face, four squares called Nahui-Ollin or "the four cycles," represent the four previous world eras or “suns.” Each period is identified by the phenomenon that brought it to an end, water, wind, earthquake or fire. According to this calendar, the end of the present world cycle is, on our calendar, the year 2012.

The original calendar, known to the Aztecs as Cuauhxicalli or “Eagle's Bowl,” is a massive stone slab about 4 meters (12 feet) in diameter, weighing 25 tons. It is reputed to have taken a full Aztec century of 52 years to carve and was completed in 1479 during the reign of the sixth Aztec king. When Tenochtitlán fell in 1521, the Spanish destroyed the temple and the calendar stone was lost in the rubble.

Beautiful Aztec Mayan Calendar Sun Stone 2012