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Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán

 
 
Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán Marker
Inscription.  

Atlante de Chichén Itza, Yucatán
Periodo Postclásico Temprano 900-1250 D.C.
Representación de Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli en pie, como guerrero celeste, con los brazos colocados verticalmente sobre su cuerpo. Sobre el pecho tiene un pectoral en forma de mariposa, y viste con un faldellin y un gran cinturón anudado al frente.

English translation:
Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Early Postclassic Period 900-1250 AD
Representation of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli standing as a celestial warrior, with arms placed vertically on his body. On his chest he has a butterfly-shaped pectoral, and wears a short skirt and a large belt knotted in the front. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 19° 22.7′ N, 99° 10.698′ W. Marker is in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México. Marker can be reached from Avenida Insurgentes Sur just south of Avenida Porfirio Díaz, on the right when
Atlantes from Chichén Itzá image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
2. Atlantes from Chichén Itzá
These atlantes from Chichén Itzá are at the Mexican National Anthropology Museum. The atlante described by the marker is on the far right. The associated text reads:

Atlantes
Estas esculturas, que sostenían una mesa o altar en el Templo de los Jaguares, de Chichén Itzá, tienen caracteristicas toltecas que demuestran las relaciones que existían entre Tula y esta ciudad. Por las diferencias en taparrabos, bandas, pectorales y adornos, como el del pectoral de mariposa o el perro en el collar, podria tratarse de la representación de guerreros o de órdenes militares. Se ha interpretado que estos personajes tenian la mision de mantener los cielos separados de la tierra.
Epoca Postclasico Temprano (1000-1250 d.C.)
Procedencia Chichén ltzá, Yucatán

English translation:
Atlantes
These sculptures, which held a table or altar in Chichen Itza's Temple of Jaguars, have Toltec features that demonstrate the relationships that existed between Tula and this city. Because of differences in loincloths, bands, chestpieces and ornaments, such as that of the butterfly pectoral or the dog on the collar, it could be the representation of warriors or military orders. It has been interpreted that these characters had the mission of keeping the heavens separate from the earth.
Early Postclassic Era (1000-1250 d.C.)
Provenance: Chichen ltza, Yucatan
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traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México 03740, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tláloc from Castillo de Teayo, Veracruz (within shouting distance of this marker); Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán (within shouting distance of this marker); Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving (within shouting distance of this marker); Serpent Columns (within shouting distance of this marker); Stela of Halch, Huinic (within shouting distance of this marker); Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juárez (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kukulkán Panel (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes.
 
Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán image. Click for full size.
By Archivo Digital, MNA, May 4, 2021
3. Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Photo courtesy of the Digital Archive of the National Anthropology Museum.
A nearby Ehecatl (Wind Deity) Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
4. A nearby Ehecatl (Wind Deity) Statue
The original was found in Calixtlahuaca, State of Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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