Mayan Calendar Art

Mayan Calendar

The Mayan long count calendar began five thousand one hundred and twenty four years ago on August 13, 3114BC. The Mayan Long Calendar speaks to the end of one cycle of time moving into the next.

The last page of the Dresden Codex, depicted on the left, shows the distruction of the world by water. Waves gush from the mouth of the celestial dragon. More flood waters pour from sun and moon symbols on the underside of the monster's body. An aged goddess also pours flood water onto the earth.  At the bottom of the picture crouches a ruler of the underworld.  Above the picture, about half of the 15 glyphs have been destroyed, but a few of the remaining ones consistently refer to "Black Earth" or "Black on High".

 The beginning date of this era is shown on the top of the center section. The ending date is depicted at the bottom.

 There were 3 Mayan calendars: Haab', Tzolk'in and Long. These are represented as the 3 intersecting circles on the lower right.

The Mesoamerican Long count calendar is a non repeating "20 base" calendar used by several Mesoamerican cultures. The Long Count calendar identifies a day by counting the number of days passed since August 13, 3114 BC.

This poster dosen't fear the end of an era, but rather celebrates a new beginning.

16"x20" lithographs on 100lb acid free stock

$35.00 plus s&h