Tonalamatl

Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript - “A synthesis of Mesoamerican Cosmogonical, Chronometrical, Astronomical and Mathematical thought”. The cards run from 1 - 13 in each colour, plus 20 violet cards and six extra cards, making a total of 78 cards. See the Box

Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript
Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript

Above: cards from Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript, 78 cards in box, unknown publisher / manufacturer, copyright 1985. Because it contains 78 cards it has also been regarded as a tarot deck. The violet cards are numbered from 1 to 20 using the numbers printed in the bottom panel, although the top panels have a completely different order. The unnumbered violet card which has no number could be construed to be the number 0 Fool card from a tarot deck. There are no clues on the box.

Last Updated August 15, 2020 at 09:01am

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