Photographer's Note

The structure in the foreground is to the immediate north of the Arch of Labná, and is part of the courtyard comprising an élite residence.

"A typical Puuc feature of this group is the imposing archway which leads into a rectangular court surrounded by buildings of the "palace" type. Commonly such an archway is an integral part of a palace and is centered on its principal façade, but less frequently, an independent arch serves as a monumental gateway. The Labna portal seems to be a fusion of two types. Functionally it resembles the former, but instead of being incorporated into a palace building, it is in itself a complete unit, and its two diminutive rooms are definitely subordinate to the large entrance which is the hub of the design."

An Album of Maya Architecture,
1946 CE,
Tatiana Proskouriakoff

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 4:09
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