Roofcomb detail

Yaxchilan: Structure 33 Roofcomb detail [January 3, 2004]

"The roofcomb is composed of six to eight rows of stone framework creating small apertures of varying shapes. The shape of the apertures probably met the demand of the design of stucco sculptures once attached. In the center of the roofcomb are the remains of an enthroned figure in a tall headdress, which was more than double lifesize. Maler described the figure as having upreaching arms, but I see no evidence of this posture."

Carolyn E. Tate, Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City, p. 219