Eclipse Picture: Panel 54, section a, block VI

This section is part of the Eclipse Table proper. It displays an eclipse picture. "The pictures in the eclipse table include representation of the Sun God, and death god, Venus, and the goddess Ix Tab..." (Aveni, Literature, 103) "There seems little doubt that the Maya sought to predict eclipses because of the disaster which they believed threatened them on such occasions. The pictures... are ominous enough." (Aveni, Skywatchers, 177)


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