Labna, Portal Arch

Labná: ornate west side of the beautiful portal arch [June 22, 1995]

"Though the simplicity of the base and the inward slope of the door jambs (and the arch supports) are remnants of an earlier phase, the inverted slant of the corners, as well as all of the other elements present, belong to a definitely late context whose ornamental repertoire, in a true parade of design, is represented here almost in its entirely, in spite of the relative paucity of the decorated surfaces."

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