Tulum

Title

Tulum

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

May 24, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Temple of the Initial Series

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 back of the Temple of the Initial Series in Tulum, Mexico. “This building originally housed a stela, found broken into pieces, that had a date corresponding to A.D. 564. Since this is a date of the Initial Series calculation, the structure was named from the stela … Knowing that the building was constructed many centuries after this date, one can only guess that the stela was moved to Tulum from some ceremonial center … The Temple of the Initial Series … has walls punctuated by open windows. At one time the temple … had a stucco facade, but little remains today,”—A Guide to Ancient Maya Ruins, by C. Bruce Hunter, 1986.

Material/Medium

stone (worked rock)
limestone

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

2017MX-240

Files

2017MX-240.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 October 20, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17626.