Nunnery Quadrangle, North Bldg. Detail

Nunnery Quadrangle, North Building Detail [June 21, 1995]

"Miniature Maya huts above several of the doorways are surmounted by two-headed serpents, resembling the ceremonial "sky" bars carried by Maya rulers on Classic Maya stelae. Small jaguar sculptures beneath the doorways of the huts formed thrones for ruler figures (now missing) seated in the doorways."

Kowalski, Guide to Uxmal, p. 50

The bi-cephalic jaguar throne beneath the door is a miniature replica of the jaguar throne in front of the Governor's Palace.