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Itzel 2016

By BalamTzibtah
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OK... I'm decided to see this through.
Nostalgia was a project meant to inspire and to show everything that's wrong we the world we've built. 
"Balam Tzibtah" were the keepers of knowledge and they would often "encode" hidden meaning within their work. Why not keep honouring them by keeping their tradition alive. Some books account for as to 13 different meanings on a single image. Didn't went that far, both the more you know about prehispanic cultures, the more you will get about this image... I hope.

How many references can you find? What's this image about?

See ya guys around!
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Very beautiful artwork 
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Aztecatl13Student Writer
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Azrael-LuchadorHobbyist Traditional Artist
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Pues veo...

a) Un jaguar que lleva en una pata el glifo maya k'in.
b) Ese mismo jaguar está sobre Chaac, de nariz de gancho y fauces serpentinas.
c) Al lado, creo que es Itzamnaa.
d) La chica tiene en el cinto un ojo estelar estilo Centro de México
e) Creo que el ave es un faisán, un poco como estilo de joyería mixteco.
f) La luna y el sol, aunque son de un estilo no convencional.
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Chrispy92Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suspect I'd need a diploma in prehispanic cultures to find and understand every reference in this image. But that doesn't mean it is not incredibly beautiful.