Sheet from Estampas del Popol Vuh

Maker and role
Artist: Carlos Mérida, Guatemalan, 1891-1984
Year
1943
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Lithograph
Measurements
12 3/8 x 10 11/16in (31.4 x 27.1cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Accession number
1950.521.5
Object type
Department
Further information
Popol Vuh, or Book of the People, is the creation story of the K'iche' (sometimes spelled Quiché) people, a Maya culture existing since Pre-Columbian times in what is now Guatemala. Mérida traced his roots to these people so the Popol Vuh had particular resonance for him. He decided not to illustrate the book in a literal fashion. Rather, he wanted to give a sense of the wonder of the creation story presented.
Signature & date
Signed l.c.: Carlos Merida 1943
Dated l.c.: 1943
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