Part of a series of 20 prints created for a residency project at Mutton Fist Press. A limited edition of 13 prints, 10 of which are available individually, the remaining 3 will be available as a part of a set of all 20 prints. If you are interested in the set of 20 prints please get in contact via the website link below.
This series of prints are based on stone carvings of the patron gods of the Aztec sacred calendar, the Tonalpohuallli. The calendar is 260 days long and is comprised of twenty 13-day periods known as trecena. Each trecena is governed by a particular deity which oversees the rituals and ceremonies of those 13 days. This series of prints is based on those trecena deities.
Itztlacoliuhqui - Ixquimilli is patron of the twelfth week — the trecena starting 1 Cuetzpalin (1 Lizard), Itztlacoliuhqui is the patron of the day Acatl (Reed). The day Cuetzpalin (Lizard) is governed by Huehurcoyotl, god of dance, music and comedy, the pleasure god. Itztlacoliuhqui - Ixquimilli or Itztli for short, is the god of justice, as well as god of the stone, coldness, and punishment. He is also the god of objectivity and is often showed blindfolded. Itztlacoliuhqui is considered a variant of Tecatlipoca in the form of Black Tecatlipoca, who is associated with the night and the north.
This print is of an obsidian carving of Tezcatlipoca, lord of providence, rulers and warriors.
For more information on this series of prints visit www.mcgh.info/calendar