Chichén Itzá

Title

Chichén Itzá

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

February 28, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Temple of the Warriors

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

c. 1000

Work Location

Mexico (nation)

Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)

Style/Period

Late Classic

Subject

temples (buildings)
columns (architectural elements)
stairs
Chac Mool

Description

View up the stairs of the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza, Mexico with columns in front and a sculpture of Chac Moon at the top. "The temple also has a staircase that leads to a sculpture of a large Chaac-Mool located in front of two carved pillars dedicated to Kukulcan, serpent heads with opened mouths and rattles pointing skyward. This famous sculpture features a human figure reclining and holding a bowl on his stomach as if giving an offering. His head is turned to the side in almost a right angle, looking slightly heavenward. American Egypt says the two carved pillars show how the Toltec people influenced the Mayans. Chaac-Mool sculptures and stone statues appear throughout Mexico, thought to be a representation of an ancient god of the same name,"--Act for Libraries website.

Material/Medium

stone (worked rock)
limestone

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

2017MX-177

Files

2017MX-177.JPG
Date Added
January 17, 2018
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
, , , ,
Citation
“Chichén Itzá,” LTU Digital Images, accessed June 19, 2018, http://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17563.