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

Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán

Cultura Maya

 
 
Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán Marker
Unfortunately the last line of text is not visible in this photo. The contributor supposes that the text would describe the mask's elongated nose.
Inscription.  

Mascaron del Dios Chacc, Habah, Yuc.
Periodo Clasico Tardio 500-900 D.C.
Panel de mosaicos del Templo Codz-Poop (Estera Enrollado), con la cara del Dio de las Lluvias, de dientes mutilados y con…

English translation:
Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán
Late Classical Period 500-900 AD
This mosaic panel of the Codz-Poop Temple (Rolled Mat Temple) includes a face of the Rain Deity with mutilated teeth and with... (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 19° 22.726′ N, 99° 10.683′ W. Marker is in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Insurgentes Sur just south of Avenida Porfirio Díaz, on the right when 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. Kukulkán Panel (within shouting distance of this marker); Stela of Halch, Huinic (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
2. Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán Marker
The marker is to the left of the mask mosaic in this view.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Serpent Columns (within shouting distance of this marker); Panel of the Priests (within shouting distance of this marker); Tláloc from Castillo de Teayo, Veracruz (within shouting distance of this marker); Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Vicente Guerrero (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes.
 
Regarding Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán. The Parque Hundido (“Sunken Park”) was created from an abandoned brick clay pit in the late 19th century. In 1971 the park was adorned with 51 replicas of famous art work from the major indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica. Sadly, most of the markers associated with the replicas have been stolen or removed.

The rain deity in Mayan culture is normally known as Chaac. This stonework is originally from the site at Kabah, not Habah.
 
Also see . . .  Chaac the Rain Deity. (Submitted on May 4, 2021.)
 
 
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 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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May. 12, 2021