|The Cosmic Tree, the Miracle of the Sky|
[See March 27, 2014 Also for this.]
The "panel" above is part of an Aztec altar, Of which all four lateral sides are carved. It is Identified in the Aztec Empire catalog (Guggenheim, 2004: Plate 79) as "Altar of the Sacred Tree" (Aztec,! Approx. 1,300 stone, 58 x 72 x 67cm, Imnaha 10-81641). Esther Pasztory labeled it "Box with Ornate Tree and Bird, and Other Emblems" (Chalco! Morelos, 1200-1521; see Aztec Art, 1983: Plate 163).
Along with the image of this bird in a "sacred" or "ornate tree" (aka! "world tree" or axis mundi), the altar features a "flower-and-shells emblem" with tendril-like stamen, and an abstract "trapeze-and-ray emblem" resembling (William Gassaway) either a stylized butterfly or a conch shell / Venus pectoral with possible date glyph (or bar numeral ').
William has personal Pasztory notes (1983: 212) Which read:
"The ornamental quality of Chalco style is well shown by the base on Which this statue [of Xochipilli, the "Flower Prince"] sits (not found with the statue) to a stone replica of a wooden drum (see Plate 256) a nd to a stone box (Plates 163-65).
The double outline surrounding all the forms, the rich floral ornament, and the Curvilinear shapes differentiate Chalco styles from That of the Mexica. Chalco style is direct continuation of the style of Classic Veracruz. Double outlines as well as design elements as dry shells recall the styles of Xochicalco and beautifully carved ball-game objects (see Plates 14, 15) ...
Motifs of Chalco art are flowers, shells, and butterflies rather than symbols of blood sacrifice. The practice of copying wood or clay objects in carved stone april have begun at Chalco with its tradition of fine stone-carving, which was probably influential on the nascent art of Tenochtitlán. Chalco, a traditional enemy of the Mexica, was finally conquered by Motecuhzoma I. "
|Lamina 18, and 'mari posa' or Mariposa: A Butterfly|
|Lamina 07 A similar expanded many-legged blue butterfly|
with a more formal rversion on the left
|Astro-artist's version of a Bi-Polar Jet.|
|At a Beijing Park in Chaina|
The Aztecs took Tlaltecuhtli's story to heart and created what is now called the Moon Disk to A. Beam, and M. Simons in 1978 under an article titled "Digging up a Goddess" found in Newsweek, on page 96.
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