Tikal: Templo 5D-33

Fig. W0847: Snake Mountain Mask

This jumble of bricks is probably a mask of “Snake Mountain”. However, I can’t help but see a man in a blindfold sitting crossed legged in the centre of the photo! To get a better impression of what it should look like, go to Linda Shele’s hand-drawing by clicking here. This mask dates from the first phase of Templo 33’s construction in 5th century.

© Robin Heyworth, taken 29th January 2002

Mask from Structure 5D-33 at Tikal