This is the west-facing facade of The Church. Adhering to the usual Puuc architectural conventions, the lower walls are plain. The upper part is profusely decorated with stone mosaics. Above the door lintel there is a band featuring stepped frets. Then, again above, the frieze is decorated with large masks of the god Chaac, the long-nosed rain god. These alternate with two niches, above double inverted V's, that represent personages identified as the four bacabs. These are the deities of the four cardinal directions in charge of holding up the sky. They are represented by an armadillo, snail, turtle and crab. Now the upper cornice comprises a strip of toothed elements that could represent an undulating serpent. The high cresting above, mostly intact, includes more masks of the god Chaac and stepped frets.
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