Chaan Muan's proud demeanor clearly signals an aristocratic personage. He is shown standing with a ceremonial staff in his right hand and a shield with feathers by his left forearm. Merle Greene compares him to "some belted earl with his fringe of oliva shells encircling his wasp waist."
Ancient Maya Relief Sculpture: Rubbings by Merle Greene. The Museum of Primitive Art. New York, 1967