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Tozzer 1957:Fig. 622, Row A

Fig. 612, Row A

Fig. 625, Row A

Body garments also reflect the differences in the two groups of figures. At least 13 of the 23 figures in row A wear a mantle, a garment that covers the shoulders; above, it is worn only by two peripheral figures in row B, a central figure in row B (13), and the central figure in row E. Three types of collars, decoration circling the neck and usually resting on the chest, but not covering the shoulders like mantles, are found only in rows B through E. Bird or butterfly pectorals occur exclusively in the upper rows (B-E), whereas round or oval pectorals are the most common type in row A, and are also worn by figures BC and C15. Two types of waist garment easily divide the figures into two groups, a “skirt” type with horizontal lower hem is found with one exception (C17) only in row A, while an “apron” type, falling in a semi-circle across the front (B15) or back (B17) of the legs, occurs only in rows B-E.

Central Figure, Row E. Tozzer 1957:Fig. 271

Fig. 626, Row B

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Architecture and Chronology at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán  

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