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Here we have a warrior in a pose different from that of the usual Chac Mool - seated. He wears a loin cloth, leg ornaments and knotted sandals. The remains of red paint may be seen. He wears a pendant around the neck on which the Maya ik' symbol may be noted. ik' represents the god of the wind and appears in a T shape, as seen in some windows of the palace at Palenque. There are holes in both hands and thus it is believed the intent was to insert poles therein as a holder for flags or standards. The statue was found on the Platform of Venus in the North Group at Chichen. It dates from the period 900 - 1250 CE, and is made of limestone. I photographed it in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec.

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Additional Photos by Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
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