Sitting cross-legged with arms outstretched and
stylized hands resting on his knees; this Ancient
Mayan God evinces a power and authority that
befits his role in Mayan culture. With head and
torso in an erect and dignified pose, we sense
immediately the magnetism inherent in this
figure. A bold and daring face stares out at us,
with open almond-shaped eyes, a classic Mayan
nose and teeth that symbolize the ferocity of the
revered jaguar. A striking headdress that hints
at an avian motif, large ear spools and an
ornamented collar frame this commanding face.
Echoes of vivid coloring tantalize our
imagination, begging us to envision this potent
God with his entire original brilliant coloring.
While the tones of red, blue and white may have
softened through time; the vitality of spirit has in
no way diminished in this masterpiece of Ancient
Mayan art. His unearthly spirit still soars with
the wings that frame his noble face.