Hand Hammered Pewter Aztec Calendar
Legendary testament of the sophistication of the Mayan-Aztec Pre-Columbian civilization is this Aztec sacred calendar replicated in this highly detailed, 11.5″ diameter hand hammered pewter plate!
-It is called the sacred calendar because it has 260 days and its main purpose is that of a divinatory tool. It divides the days and rituals between the gods.
-The Aztecs held the worldview that everything ultimately consisted of two opposing forces and because of it, the world was always on the brink of going under in a spiritual war, a war of gods competing for supreme power.
-It tells us how time is divided among the gods to prevent the spiritual wars from happening, they were given their own space, their own time, their own social groups, to rule over.
-Pewter has been traditionally used for making domestic utensils.