Quirigua: Monument x

Quirigua: Zoomorph P [January 8, 2004]

"The portrait's nose appears to have been battered quite some time ago, probably as part of rituals following the ruler's death (a common Maya custom). However, in recent years, vandals have attempted to saw off the head, damaging the ear ornaments and neck."

Robert J. Sharer, Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center & Its Sculptures, Carolina Academic Press, 1990, p. 60