Uxmal, Photo of detail, House of Governor

Uxmal: Detail, House of Governor [June 21, 1995]

Not only is the House of the Governor magnificent in size and form, but it has superlatively finished masonry. "The wall facing-stones and boot shaped vault stones are all expertly cut, pecked, and ground smooth, while the cut-stone mosaic facade elements possess a sharpness of detail not found in earlier Maya architecture."

Kowalski, House of the Governor, p. 239