The Aztec Cosmos: Tomás Filsinger 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The Aztec Cosmos
, 1984, by Tomás Filsinger (Mexican, b. 1953)
Mixed media, 101.6 x 101.6 cm (40 x 40 in.)
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.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, our 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.
WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.