The Aztec calendar, or Piedra del Sol (Sun stone)
Sepia Photograph, 7.25" x 4.5". Plaque on base supporting the stone reads in part (in translation): "Aztec Calendar or Sun Stone. In the month of December in the year of 1790, while leveling the ground for a new pavement in the Plaza Mayor of the capital city, this monolith was discovered and set at the foot of the western tower of the [National] Cathedral ... it was moved from this location to this Museo Nacional in August of 1885."
Related Work(s)Forms part of a bound album of Photographic images of views of Mexico, Mexico City, Cholula pyramid, urban street scenes, rural landscapes, Chapultepec exteriors and interiors, Paseo de la Reforma, other churches, and bridges. Undated, but possibly circa 1890s.
Finding Aid available at http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1008
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