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Pisté in Municipality of Tinum, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Palace of the Sculpted Columns

 
 
The Palace of the Sculpted Columns Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. The Palace of the Sculpted Columns Marker
Inscription.
Por su destacado trabajo en bajorrelieve en jambas y columnas, es uno de los edificios más importantes del lado este de la Plaza. Sus características arquitectónicas advierten una función cívico-religiosa. Cuenta con una galería frontal y una serie de crujías interiores. Originalmente sus tres fachadas estuvieron decoradas con dibujos geométricos, personajes y mascarones del dios narigudo. En su interior se observan muros de etapas constructivas posteriores que cierran el espacio entre las columnas.

Maya-Yucateco:
Tu yo’olal seenkech ma’alob meyajta'anil u jadzutzkíinta’ al u yokom tuunichilo’obe', le kúuchila' jun p'éel u nojochil le najo'ob yaan tu lak’inil k'íiwiko'. Tu yo'olal bix jadzutzkíinta'anile' ku na'ata'al meyajnaj tia'al k'ultajil, bey xan tia’al le kaajo'. Yaan jun p'éel nojoch chowak kúuchil tu táan, ichile' yaan xan mejen kúuchilo’obi'. Ka'ache' u yóox p'éel táane’ jadzutzkíinta'an yéetel jeejeláas oochelo’ob je'e bix wíiniko’obe', bey xan u pix icho’ob jun túul K'uj nojoch u ni'. Ichile' ku yila'al pak'o’ob jeejeláas u yúuchbenil beeta’ako'ob, dzo'okole' ku nupiko’ob le okom tuunicho'obo'.

English:
The outstanding bas-reliefs on jambs and columns make this building one of the most important on the east side of the Plaza. Its architectural characteristics denote a civic-religious
The additional "The Palace of the Sculpted Columns" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The additional "The Palace of the Sculpted Columns" Marker

Palacio de las Columnas Esculpidas
Sección de la fachada superior del edificio localizada de manera ordenada durante el proceso de excavación, lo cual nos permite tener un ejemplo de la decoración original. Representa un personaje importante que pudiera ser un gobernante sentado sobre una banda celeste que surge de las fauces de una serpiente; como parte de su decoración se encuentran grecas y celosías característicos del estilo Puuc.

Nojoch najil le t’óoja’an ka’anal wa’ala’an tuunicho’obo’.
Kúuchilil le ka’anal táanil le naja jkaxta’ab tsotsola’an ichil u páanilil le kúuchila’, lelo’ ku páajtal u ye’esik to’or bix u yáax jats’utsil ka’achij. Ku ye’esik juntúul ka’anal miaats máak mii Jalach wiinik kulukbal yóok’ol jump’éel ch’oj ba’al ku jóok’ol tu chi’ juntúu ka’an; je’ex u jats’utsile’ ku yiia’al juntsóol jats’utskino’ob’ u k’aaba’e greceas yéetel celosías jach yano’ob tu betpajlil Pu’uk.

Palace of the Sculptured Columns.
Section of the building´s upper facade located by orderly means during the excavation process, which provided us with an example of the original decoration. It represents an important personaje who might be a ruler seated on a skyband emerging from the mouth of a serpent; as part of its decoration, there are frets and latticework characteristic of the Puuc style.
function. It has a frontal gallery and a series of interior corridors. Originally its three facades were decorated with geometric designs, carvings of dignitaries, and masks of a god with an impressive nose. Inside the palace, walls of subsequent construction stages close the space between the columns.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Location. 20° 40.92′ N, 88° 33.985′ W. Marker is in Pisté, Yucatán, in Municipality of Tinum. Marker can be reached from Carretera Costera de Golfo (Route 180). Touch for map. The marker is to the east of the Plaza of a Thousand Columns at Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site. Marker is in this post office area: Pisté, Yucatán 97751, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Colonnade of the Northeastern Corner (a few steps from this marker); Temple of the Small Tables (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northern Colonnade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southeastern Colonnade (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Plaza of the Thousand Columns (about 90 meters away); The Market
The Palace of the Sculpted Columns Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. The Palace of the Sculpted Columns Marker
The marker is to the left in this view of a remnant of the palace's sculpture. The additional marker to the right is an older marker with the same name (see photo).
(about 120 meters away); The Temple of the Warriors (about 180 meters away); Temple of the Large Tables (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
An additional view of The Palace of the Sculpted Columns Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
4. An additional view of The Palace of the Sculpted Columns Marker
Notice the latticework on the sculpted stone, characteristic of the Puuc style.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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