Photo Paper Poster – Aztec Borgia Codex – Page 56



This poster has a partly glossy, partly matte finish and it’ll add a touch of sophistication to any room.

The Borgia Codex is the most famous of four pre-Colombian codices painted by Aztec Shaman scribes. The Borgia Codex features a page-by-page portrayal of the various divisions of the sacred 260 day calendar called the Tzolkin by the ancient Maya, and the Tonalpohualli by the Aztecs.

• 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant
• Frame it yourself (flixibility)

On page 56 of the Borgia Codex, illustrated here, two of the Central Mexican creator gods are depicted back-to-back over an upside-down mask representing the underworld. On the left, the skeletal god of the underworld, Mictlantecuhtli, holds a scepter formed from a pustule-covered human arm.

On the right, the long-beaked wind god, Ehecatl (associated with both Venus and the Feathered Serpent) wears the cut shell and cone-shaped hat that are among his principal attributes.

The Feathered Serpent was a prominent supernatural entity or deity. It is called Quetzalcoatl among the Aztecs, Kukulkan by the Yucatec Maya, and Q’uq’umatz and Tohil among the K’iche’ Maya.

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