Lawrence Technological University
February 28, 2018
Alternative Title or Name
Platform of Eagles and Jaguars
Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)
Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)
Detail view of relief of a skull with an eagle on either side at the Platform of Eagles and Jaguars in Chichen Itza, Mexico. “The platform of Eagles and Jaguars … This rectangular platform resembles that of Venus and other constructions built in the Maya – Toltec style. It has four small staircases, one on each side. The balustrades of these steps represent ascending plumed serpents which end with serpent figureheads in the upper part of the building. Prostrate figures are found on the panels and beneath them, eagles and jaguars clutching human hearts. These animals possibly represented warrior castes. The platform was probably used for religious or ceremonial purposes and dates to approximately sometime between 900 and 1200 A.D.”—Plaque at monument.
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- Date Added
- January 17, 2018
- LTU Digital Images
- Item Type
- VRA Core
- “Chichén Itzá,” LTU Digital Images, accessed June 19, 2018, http://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17561.