The Temple of the Giant Masks Historical

The Temple of the Giant Masks Historical (HM1Y2W)

Location: , Campeche Campeche
Country: Mexico
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N 19° 35.754', W 90° 13.839'

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Templo de MascaronesMuchos edificios mayas estuvieron decorados con representaciones diversas, modeladas en estuco. Este material, equiparable al yeso, es muy frágil y pocas veces se conserva en buenas condiciones. Durante los trabajos de exploración realizados en 1988, se encontraron los dos mascarones de estuco aquí expuestos. Representan a la deidad solar en dos momentos: el amanecer (lado oriente o izquierdo) y el atardecer (lado poniente o derecho). El color predominante es el rojo, pero también hay restos de azul-verde, para marcar la calidad mineral de la jadeíta con que se elaboraron las orejeras; y negro, para enfatizar el estrabismo o bizquera. Este último rasgo, al igual que la pintura facial, era considerado de alto valor estético.Maya-Yucateco:Ya'akach maaya pak'ilo'obe' jats'utsta'an ka'ach y'éetl ya'akach ba'alo'ob beeta'ano'ob yéetel chichkuna'an luuk'. Le ba'alo' ma' chichi' leten' ma' jach tu xáantal ma'alobil. Ichil u meyajil 1998e' kaxta'ab ka'ap'éel pix icho'obil chichkuna'an luuk'. Ku ye'esiko'ob Yum k'iin ti' ka'ap'éel u jela'anil: píik'il (tséelil lak'in wa ts'íik) yéetel u bin k'iin (tséelil chik'in wa no'oj). Le boon maas yano' leti' le chako', ba'ale' yaan xan káachilo'ob ch'oj-ya'ax, tia'al u ye'esa'al le tuunich yéetel le ku beeta'al le tuupo'obo' ; yéetel boox, tia'al u ye'esa'al
le ts'eeb icho'. Lela', je'ex u bonik u yich máako', ku tukulta'ale' jach jats'uts.English:Many Mayan buildings were decorated with different images modeled in stucco. This material, comparable to plaster, is very fragil and is rarely preserved in good condition. The two stucco masks exposed here were found during the exploration work carried out in 1988. They represent the sun god during two instants: the sunrise (east or left side) and the sunset (west or right side). The predominant color is red, but there are also remains of blue-green, used to show the mineral quality of the jadeite with which they made the earplugs; and black, in order to emphasize the strabismus or squint. This last characteristic, as with the facial paints, was considered of high esthetic value.
HM NumberHM1Y2W
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Date Added Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15Q E 790508 N 2169120
Decimal Degrees19.59590000, -90.23065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 35.754', W 90° 13.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 35' 45.24" N, 90° 13' 50.34" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Edzná, Campeche , MX
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