Tulum

Title

Tulum

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

May 24, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Temple of the Descending God

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

c. 1200

Work Location

Mexico (nation)
Tulum, Ruinas de (deserted settlement)

Style/Period

Late Postclassic

Subject

temples (buildings)

Description

View of the Temple of the Descending God in Tulum, Mexico. “Undoubtedly this is one of the most beautiful in Tulum. Its name is because in the niche located on top of the door there is a sculpture of a winged figure falling from the sky. His legs are up, his arms below, he has a headdress on his head and he is holding an object in his hands. Although today is is an impressive building, over 500 years ago it was even more beautiful, as the temple was decorated inside and out, with numerous representations of gods in mural painting,”—Site placard.

Material/Medium

limestone
stone (worked rock)

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

2017MX-233

Files

2017MX-233.jpg
Date Added
January 17, 2018
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Tulum,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 17, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17619.