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Ancient Pre-Columbian Aztec Calendar Carved Stone Pendant w/Inlay Stone & Glyphs

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Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (418) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222833279125 Welcome to:Ancient Origins Boutique We specialize in picking artifacts from the finest private collections from around the globe. We're well known among many prominent collectors and are now available to everyone on eBay! Our mandate is to keep history alive by ensuring these precious items get passed along to a new generation of collectors. Category: Pre-Columbian Country of Origin/Culture: Mexico/Aztec Approximate Age Range: 1200 AD - 1500 AD Material: Yellow Jasper Size: approx. 2.5" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: A stunning example of Aztec jewelry and mysticism. This magnificent pendant features a representation of the famous Aztec calendar on one side and depicts the god Tonatiuh the Aztec Sun god, on the other side with a precious stone inlay. The breathtaking pendant would have belonged to an Aztec priest who would interpret the 26 symbols featured on the Aztec calendar in order to create horoscopes and divine the future. Tonatiuh's name means "Movement of the Sun" and was the sun god. The Aztec people considered him the leader of Tollan, heaven. He was also known as the fifth sun, because the Aztecs believed that he was the sun that took over when the fourth sun was expelled from the sky. Aztec theology held that each sun was a god with its own cosmic era, the Aztecs believed they were still in Tonatiuh's era. According to the Aztec creation myth, the god demanded human sacrifice as tribute and without it would refuse to move through the sky. It is said that 20,000 people were sacrificed each year to Tonatiuh and other gods, though this number is thought to be inflated either by the Aztecs, who wanted to inspire fear in their enemies, or the Spaniards, who wanted to vilify the Aztecs. The Aztecs were fascinated by the sun and carefully observed it, and had a solar calendar similar to that of the Maya. Many of today's remaining Aztec monuments have structures aligned with the sun. In the Aztec calendar, Tonatiuh is the lord of the thirteen days from 1 Death to 13 Flint. The preceding thirteen days are ruled over by Chalchiuhtlicue, and the following thirteen by Tlaloc. This piece or any piece depicting the Aztec calendar are exceedingly rare and hardly ever come up for sale. It would be the crown jewel of any Aztec collector's collection. would make a fine addition to anyone's collection, and is a fantastic piece of history! Obvious signs of age and no evidence of modern tooling. Always open to offers! Ancient Origins Boutique stands by all of our picks and always try and provide the best information possible, based on the information we are provided with from the original collector. As always we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on all items we sell...We always guarantee the authenticity of each piece for life or your money back.Questions are always welcome and if your looking for more items similar to what we offer, please ask. We constantly have new pieces arriving and don't always have time to put everything up. We are based in Canada and ship worldwide and do offer a combined shipping and handling discount on multiple purchases. Expedited and upgraded postal services are available upon request at an additional cost to the buyer. Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with their country's custom policy's or trade agreements. Material: Stone, Provenance: Private US collection

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