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Ceramic plaque, 'Honey Aztec Sun Stone'

Item # 46570
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Angel Cerón presents a faithful replica of the Aztec calendar, known also as the "Sun Stone." According to pre-Hispanic beliefs, there have been a total of five suns, including the current one. According to legend, the previous four, together with humans, were destroyed by the gods' wrath. The calendar represents the fifth sun and tells the story of the past four and marks the changing of the seasons. The Aztecs (or "Mexica," as they called themselves) believed the sun struggled daily against the forces of darkness. They aided the sun through human sacrifices. Made in Mexico.
  • Features a crackled finish
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Signed by the artist
  • 1.0" H x 13.0" Diam.
  • Weight: 2.8 lb
  • Ceramic
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

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Artisan: Angel Ceron

Artisan Angel Ceron Angel CerÛn comes from a family with generations of artisan experience. He learned the family ceramic techniques from his father, Antonio CerÛn Orta, a renowned artisan. Angel began a long study of Mexico's pre-Hispanic cultures and learned the Nahuatl language spoken in ancient Mesoamerica. CerÛn uses clay from northern Oaxaca state, the only clay of this kind in Mexico and perhaps in the world. The unique characteristics of this yellow clay make it ideal for molding. It dries evenly and is especially hard, thus it is resistant to impact and can withstand very high temperatures.

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