Mysteries still surround the Aztec Sun Stone, the most studied and perhaps the most iconic work of all Mesoamerican art. The original twenty-six-ton stone was carved in the late 1400s; after the Spanish conquest it lay buried face down for two centuries. Discovered in 1790 by workers leveling Mexico City’s main plaza, the stone is a cosmogram—an image representing the Aztecs’ concepts of space and time. In The Aztec Cosmos, artist Tomás Filsinger renders the stone’s carved face with its elements colored according to the Aztec codices. He has also written a thirty-two-page booklet—included with this puzzle—that sheds light on the meaning of many of those enigmatic elements.
Size: 25" x 25"
Artist: Tomás Filsinger
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, these 1,000-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzle workers.