Lawrence Technological University
February 2, 2018
Alternative Title or Name
Temple of the Jaguars
Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)
Single Built Works
Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)
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.
stone (worked rock)
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