Xlapak Str. 1

Xlapak: North Side of Structure 1 [June 13, 2004]

"Alternating between the simple and the sophisticated, the "Chac" masks enliven some of the most brilliant architectonic creations of this flourishing phase. A good example of the process of simplification, of extreme "geometrization," which many of these masks underwent then, can be seen on the Palace at Xlapak, where they adorn large ornamental panels that highlight the roof level both at the corners and over the central doors."

Paul Gendrop, Rio Bec, Chenes, and Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture, p. 180-1