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This is the frieze of the West Palace, at the south end (left) of the structure. It is known for its exuberant decoration - some may even say gaudy. It crowns the medial molding that is just above the door openings with their wooden lintels. The Maya hut + Chaac Mask are positioned above doorway 1 while the tiered Chaac masks are located above doorway 2. The West Palace has 7 doorways, #4 larger than the others, and behind each of which there are two rooms. Seven steps lead up to the platform from the plaza for this structure. Above the roof of the Maya hut, a serpent is stretched out. In fact, the bodies of serpents extend the full length of the frieze, sometimes broken up in parts, and sometimes intertwining. The main sculptures are combined with panels of frets and matting. There are also small images of males (human), their private assets exposed for viewing.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 485] (1513)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-26 4:47
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