Lawrence Technological University
March 5, 2018
Alternative Title or Name
Temple of the Large Tables
Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)
Single Built Works
Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)
columns (architectural elements)
Detail view of steps leading up to the Temple of the Big Tables at Chichen Itza, with two columns at the top. Text from placard: "This is a small pyramid formed by a four tiered plinth (base or foundation) with a building on top where there are some rectangular altars supported by small 'atlases', from whence comes the name of the structure. The access steps lie to the west, the principle side. There are representations of warriors on the door-jambs as well as on the temple pillars. On the upper part of the outside walls there are friezes with plumed serpents and jaguars. This construction covers an earlier one, rich in decoration with serpents on the vaulting and warriors on the pillars."
stone (worked rock)
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