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Popularly known as the "Aztec Calendar", this is easily the Pre-Hispanic work most widely known anywhere. This intricately carved stone disc is a representation of the forces of the Cosmos, as conceived in five successive Creations, all of them tied to the endless cycles of time measured by the complex Pre-Columbian calendrical system.

Mexica (Aztec)
Late Post-Classic (1325-1521 A.D.)
Mexico City
3.58 m. (diameter)
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara