Photographer's Note

This sculpture is on display in the archaeological museum of Comitán de Dominguez, to the south of San Cristobal. I confess that my Spanish is hopelessly inadequate, but it may be that this was found in a tomb associated with a ball court, one of the three at Tenam Puente. As with Toniná, ball courts were a special place for carrying out ritual sacrifice. In my opinion, it is a masterful work of art. (Another possibility is that the sculpture was found in a tomb at the base of Structure 17, part of Tenam Puente's Acropolis.)

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-23
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 3:44
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