The Burden Shall be Laid Upon the Younger Brothers
Guillermo Meza (Mexican, 1917 – 1997)
DimensionsSheet : 17 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. (45.4 x 37.15 cm)
Mat : 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelThis 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.