Photographer's Note

These two sets of carved stone sculpture on the frieze of the east fašade are all that remains from a grouping possibly of seven in all. The figures are erect with expressionless faces, and with scarring on the one side. They are topped by a relatively small Chaac mask. Immediately below this appears a headdress, decorated with a small human face emerging from a turtle's mouth. On the chest there is an elaborate breastplate while the wrists feature bracelets. An attempt has been made by the sculptures to show fingers and thumb. A kilt appears at the waist. One source proposes that these figures were carved to consecrate Maya kings in the final years of the post-classic period.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-19 3:42
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