Comparison of Thompson's 1899 drawing...

Building of the Paintings:  Thompson's 1899 drawing

...with the badly damaged original in the Chamber of the Paintings

Chacmultun: Building of the Paintings

Chacmultun Group: Murals from the Building of the Paintings [February 16, 1997]

Although the murals are in very poor condition, some details can still be discerned. I have outlined those parts of the mural that I can make out in red on Thompson's drawing (above). Although Thompson's drawing is an invaluable source of information, his drawing does not do justice to the original. Look, for example, at the beautiful lines defining the bend of the knee and calf in the figure to the right.

This photo of the mural was taken in natural light without flash, and was enhanced in Adobe Photoshop.