Hormiguero, Str. II

Hormiguero, Str. II [January 5, 2003]

"...we find a certain similarity between the conventional manner of representing exaggeratedly open jaws, both on the Palenque friezes as well as on the beautiful frontal masks of a marked feline character that adorn the pseudo-stairway on the towers of the main building at Xpuhil, those of a more human appearance that are found on the wings of Structure II at Hormiguero, the rear side of Stela B at Copan, and -- as much as its preservation allows judgment -- these strange Copan versions of zoomorphic entrances, of possible central Yucatecan inspiration."