Chichén Itzá

Title

Chichén Itzá

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

February 2, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Temple of the Jaguars

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

stairs
temples (buildings)
Jaguar

Description

View of steps leading to the Upper Temple of the Jaguars at Chichen Itza, Mexico. "The very large building is called the Temple of the Jaguars, which looks down into the ball court from the east platform, with a lower chamber opening outside into the main plaza. The second story of the Temple of Jaguars is reached by an extremely steep stairway at the east end of the court, visible in this photo. The balustrade of this staircase is carved to represent a feathered serpent. Serpent columns support the lintels of the wide doorway facing the plaza, and the doorjambs are decorated with typical Toltec warrior themes. A frieze appears here of a jaguar and circular shield motif in a flat relief, similar to that found at Tula,"--ThoughtCo website.

Material/Medium

stone (worked rock)
limestone

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

2017MX-106

Files

2017MX-106.JPG
Date Added
January 17, 2018
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Chichén Itzá,” LTU Digital Images, accessed October 20, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17493.