Sacred or 'dream' book (temicamatl) - a condensed or ritualised version of reality which deals with fundamental human experiences. It portrays a "map" of the cosmos, a series of gods, day counts associated with the maize harvest, long-distance traders (pochteca). It is read right to left, on both sides. Aside from its literary and artistic merit, it was used for education and to make assessments of the future.
The main focus of the Codex Fejervary Mayer is on all that concerns the philosophy and practice of tribute. Tribute is dealt with as commodity items supplied over the year (side 1) but also as labour over the 260-day (and night) gestation period known as the tonalamatl (side 2). Detailed attention is paid to the pochteca - the guild of people who travelled far to explore and collect.
Original displayable for c 3 months within a 10 year period. Replica can be displayed standing, opened & concertina-folded.