Chacmool statue on the top of the Temple of Warriors in the Chichen Itza complex, Mexico. Mayan, dates to the Late Classic-Early Postclassic.
Chacmool is the term used to refer to these particular reclining pre-Columbian Mesoamerican sculptures, which are often associated with thrones or sacrificial stones. This Chacmool statue is leaning towards the entrance of the pyramid’s temple, and is at the top of the stairway on the pyramid’s summit.
With over its nearly 1,000-year history, the sacred site of Chichen Itza was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. The artistic works and stone monuments reflect and reveal the Maya and Toltec vision of the world and universe.
Photo courtesy & taken by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen.