Labna Arch, detail

Labná Arch: west side detail [June 13, 2004]

"On the free corner there is a mask that seems to be supported by an embedded column. Besides the remains of the (apparently stepped) openwork roofcombs that rise from the middle of the small roofs, there are the moldings that contribute so much to giving the fully developed Puuc style its unmistakable plastic force, powerfully evident with the lower beveling enhanced by beautiful serpent motifs in lattice work, or delicately showing openwork through stepped motifs.

Paul Gendrop, Rio Bec, Chenes and Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture, p. 190