Mexican calendar stone
The four panels surrounding the deity represent previous ages or “Suns”:
Sun of Jaguar (upper right)
Sun of Wind (upper left)
Sun of Fire-rain (lower left)
Sun of Water (lower right)
The date of the current age is found in the square at the center top of the stone.
The animals carved into the next ring of the stone represent the 20 days of the Aztec calendar.
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The Aztec Year and the Aztec Month