Labna Arch, detail

Labná Arch: west side detail shows original paint [June 22, 1995]

"Over each doorway was a square recess, in which were the remains of a rich ornament in stucco, with marks of paint still visible..."

(Stephens, vol. 2, p. 34)

Paul Gendrop writes: "While the Arch stands freely in the center of the whole composition, the lower side buildings are ornamented above the doors by a stylized Maya hut whose walls stand out from a delicate "latticework" or "petaled" stone background set off by two moldings, while its elongated palm roof passes the cornice level..."

Paul Gendrop, Rio Bec, Chenes and Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture, p. 190.