Photographer's Note

No provenance is provided in the Toniná site museum for this particular sculpture. It is one of my favourites with excellent proportions for the captive. Notice the positioning of the head - looking up - waiting for the knife that will end life. The Maya did not fear death. For them, everything was part of a cycle. The sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening, and this is repeated the following day. As is said - what goes around, comes around!

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-19
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/5.3, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-18 4:07
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