The moon along with the Milky Way and the
fixed stars formed the canopy of the Mayan night
sky. The moving planets, the procession of
constellations and the erratic dance of
the moon were seen as the manifestation of the
normal activity of the gods. Tracking these
movements was a critical function of Mayan
religion. There are twelve circles encircling this
bowl. I presume that this may signify the twelve
moon cycles during a course of a year. The
strikes of black paint forming the west - east
and north - south directions differ in number of
strikes and probably have significant symbolism.
If we look carefully at this bowl, we can feel the
infinite space of the night sky and the wonders
of the Mayan Universe.