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sculptured band which is the central section of a three member molding (Ruppert 1952:Figs. 61b, 141a). This sculptured molding comprises three motifs set in small, bordered panels. A disc design is set in every other panel, and between disc panels are panels with either a single bird or double “X” motif. These panels with the double “X” designs are related to Pure Florescent forms, and similar designs may be seen at Uxmal. Both birds and discs are rather nondescript sculptures, offering little for comparisons.

Group of the Bird Cornice, Temple of the Turtle, and Temple of the Sculptured Jambs Kilmartin and O’Neill map (detail), Ruppert 1952:Fig. 151

The Colonnade with the Bird Cornice (5A1) and Structure 5B1 Ruppert 1952:Figs. 61, 64


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Architecture and Chronology at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán  

Architecture and Chronology at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán