Sheet from Estampas del Popol Vuh

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

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Media/materials
Lithograph
Measurements
12 1/4 x 10 3/4in (31.1 x 27.3cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Accession number
1950.521.10
Object type
Department
Location
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.
Publisher details
Graphic Art Publications
1943
Mexico
Subject period

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