Tikal: Temple II

Temple II seen from top of Structure 22, North Acropolis [Photo courtesy of Jeff Purcell: January 4, 1999]

"In the Peten, roof-combs are usually of solid wall construction, often loaded upon the rear bearing wall. The Tikal roof-comb is like the back of a throne. The building itself is the seat, and the pyramid the dais. Dark figures enthroned in the interlaced decorations of the roof-comb often complete the scheme of seated majesty."

Kubler, pp. 214-215