Uxmal, Pyramid of the Magician

Nunnery Quadrangle, North Building [June 12, 2004]

"The North Structure of the Nunnery is some 270 feet long and has a complex arrangement of geometric elements, mask panels, and figural motifs adorning its façade. The exact meanings are elusive, but the images generally concern themes connected with the supernatural legitimization of dynastic authority and the display of captives taken in battle."

Jeff Kowalski, Guide to Uxmal, p.50