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Image from page 419 of "Mexican and Central American antiquities, calendar systems, and history;" (1904)

Identifier: mexicancentralam28bowd

Title: Mexican and Central American antiquities, calendar systems, and history;

Year: 1904 (1900s)

Authors: Bowditch, Charles P[ickering], 1842- [from old catalog] ed Seler, Eduard, 1849-1922 Förstemann, Ernst Wilhelm, 1822-1906 Schellhas, Paul, 1859- [from old catalog] Sapper, Karl Theodor, 1866- [from old catalog] Dieseldorff, Erwin P. [from old catalog] Wesselhoeft, Selma, [from old catalog] tr Parker, Alberta M., [from old catalog] tr Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress) DLC

Subjects: Maya calendar Calendar

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a b Fig. 75. Temple and sun symbol, from the Borgian codex. clothed in eagle array, he and a god with an alligator mask, togetherwith the descending Quetzalcoatl, are bringing down from theheavens the houses of the day and the night, Night is here repre-sented (see &, figure 73) by a head with closed eyes. This representa- selek] EXPLANATION OF WALL PAINTINGS 311 tion is one which can unquestionably be compared with the represen-tations of day and night among the so-called celestial shields of the Maya manuscripts, and it proves that T was entirely in the right when1 pronounced this sign of the night in the Maya manuscripts, which isat the same time the hieroglyph for the numeral 20. to be a head withemptv. bleeding eye sockets The entire picture in figure 73 appearsto be a remarkable parallel to a, figure 74. from the Dresden manu-script, which was interpreted by Forstemann as the descent of Venus.


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