The monument is located at the north end of the Paseo de Montejo, is some 40 metres in diameter, and serves as the heart of its own traffic circle. It was designed by a Colombian sculptor living in the Yucatan, Romulo Rozo; construction proceeded from 1945 into 1956 CE. The style is referred to as Neo-Maya or Neo-Indigenist. The actual structure incorporates a central semicircle, two ramps, a stairway, and a fountain. Censers (4) top the pillars rising up from the balustrades. The motherland is depicted as a (female) mestiza figure dressed in the pre-Hispanic Maya manner. In her lower frame, there is a niche, in the form of a Maya hut, intended to shelter an eternal flame; however, the candle must have burned down. The Mexican flag flies proudly overhead.
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