Photo: Palace of Labna detail

The Palace of Labná & the Huge Jaws Enclosing a Human Face [June 22, 1995]

"The whole long facade was ornamented with sculptured stone, of which, large as the engraving is, the details cannot appear; but, to give some idea of their character, a detached portion is represented in Plate IX, and, I ought at the same time to remark, is perhaps the most curious and interesting of any. It is at the left end of the principal building, and in the angle of the corner are the huge open jaws of an alligator, or some other hideous animal, enclosing a human head."
(Stephens, vol. 2, p. 36)