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Title [Calendar wheel] [art original]
Date
Document Type Manuscript; Art
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Pictorial ms. of a calendar wheel, depicting the thirteen fundamental numerals of the divinatory calendar and the four signs for the beginning of a year: acatl, tecpatl, calli, and tochtli, a combination which allowed 52 beginnings of the year. A complete cycle of 52 years made up what is sometimes called the Mexican century. Glass (HMAI, vol. 14, p. 300, 309) believes the calendar wheel to be a falsified pictorial manuscript. Also at the Newberry is Waldeck’s own drawing of the calendar wheel.
Names Waldeck, Frédéric de
Places Mexico
Keywords art, illustration, Mexican, religion, mythology
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Nahuatl
Physical Description 1 art original: ink and watercolor on native paper; 36x32cm
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 1905
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue