Then the Flag Shall be Raised
ArtistGuillermo Meza (Mexican, 1917 – 1997)
DimensionsSheet : 13 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. (34.92 x 45.4 cm)
Mat : 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
This print belongs to a larger set that were commissioned from Guillermo Meza by the artist and anthropologist Jaled Muyaes in 1962 to illustrate The Books of Chilam Balam, a collection of Mayan stories and legends written in the native Yucatec language during the 17th and 18th centuries. The haunting imagery derives from particular passages in a book of prophecies that foretell the destruction and recreation of the world.