Exhibit Of The Month 16

Coyolxauhqui


This eleven piece jigsaw from Mexico City and its accompanying story will tell you all you ever needed to know about why the Sun continues in its incessant race to catch the Moon. And for that matter it will explain just why the Moon is determined not to be caught.

The puzzle of the Aztec story of Coyolxauhqui is an illustration of a giant stone plaque unearthed in construction work in Mexico City in 1978. The discovery led to the excavation of the Templo Mayor.

Coyolxauhqui literally means face painted with bells, but to hear her story you'll have to visit the museum and complete the jigsaw.

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