Chichén Itzá

Title

Chichén Itzá

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

February 28, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Platform of Eagles and Jaguars

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)

Work Type

visual works

Date

c. 1000

Work Location

Mexico (nation)

Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)

Style/Period

Late Classic

Subject

reliefs (sculptures)
platforms (general)
ceremonial structures

Description

View of reliefs along the top of one side of the Platform of Eagles and Jaguars at Chichen Itza, Mexico with central skull figure and what may be fish in the upper panel. “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.

Material/Medium

limestone
stone (worked rock)

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

2017MX-173

Files

2017MX-173.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 September 25, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17559.