Chichén Itzá

Title

Chichén Itzá

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

March 24, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Temple of the Warriors

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)

Work Type

visual works

Date

c. 1000

Work Location

Mexico (nation)

Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)

Style/Period

Late Classic

Subject

columns (architectural elements)
reliefs (sculptures)
warriors
stepped pyramids

Description

Detail view of relief of warrior with plumed headdress on square column at the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza, Mexico. "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."

Material/Medium

limestone

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

2017MX-191

Files

2017MX-191.JPG
Date Added
January 17, 2018
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“Chichén Itzá,” LTU Digital Images, accessed July 17, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17577.