500 × 667 Chicanna

Spiral on Structure X

A stucco spiral from Structure X at Chicanna. Some believe that the spiral represents a concept of centrality, others believe it to represent the concept of cyclical progression, others believe it represented the galaxy, but it most likely derives from the symbolism of the conch or spondylus shell – a symbol of war.

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 22nd January 2002

Stucco Spiral from Chicanna Structure XI