Photographer's Note

The water shrine, mostly a mass or mess of stucco, is located at the eastern end of the Acropolis, level 2. The opening at the top is shaped so as to facilitate the outflow of water. From whence the water is to come is in no manner evident. To the right of the opening there is a shape that one commentator has said resembles a conch shell, possibly to call attention to the god Chaac that water is needed. At the base, also in stucco, there is another object, shaped like a bowl, tilted on its side, but incorporated into the overall.

I would point out that, at Toniná, INAH has posted almost no signs to tell you what you are looking at. There is a general introductory sign in English near the ball court at the start and, up on the fifth level, a sign (in Spanish) describing the Frieze of the Dream Lords. Over to you......

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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: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-29 4:15
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