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

The Nunnery Patios and Ball Court

 
 
The Nunnery Patios and Ball Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. The Nunnery Patios and Ball Court Marker
Inscription.
Patios este, suroeste y juego de pelota de las Monjas
Complementan al conjunto de las Monjas dos patios con edificios del estilo Puuc, probablemente habitados por algún linaje o grupo de nivel social alto, así como un Juego de Pelota con banquetas decoradas con relieves de jugadores en el este, noreste y sur.

Del patio este destacan su fachada superior compuesta por mascarones de dioses narigudos y celosias, y la fachada este de Las Monjas, con elementos decorativos del estilo Chenes, originario del suroeste de la península de Yucatán, que asemejan una gran fauce abierta debajo de un personaje sentado en una banda celeste y rodeado de plumas con una larga inscripción.

El Patio suroeste es pequeño, sobresale en el sur una estructura cuya banqueta presenta relieves de Guerreros.

Maya-Yucateco:
Ku chupesiko’ob u kúuchil Moonja’obe’ ka’a p’éel táankab yéetel najo’ob je’e bix u najilo’ob Pu’uke’, tu’ux míij kajlaj jun p’éel ayik’al ch’i’ibal, yaan xan u kúuchilu báaxta’al wóol yéetel u pak’ilo’ob jadzutzkíinta’an yéetel u yoochel aj báaxalo’ob tu lak’inil, tu táan nojol chi’inil yéetel tu nojolil.

Te’ lak’in táankabo’ jadzutz u ka’analil u táan tumeen yaan u pix ichil k’uio’ob nuuktak u ni’ob yéetel celosía’ob; tu lak’in ich Moonja’obe’ jadzutzkíinta’ab je’e bix u beetik le ch’eeno’ob
The Nunnery Patios and Ball Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The Nunnery Patios and Ball Court Marker
The marker is to the left in this view towards the south.
ku taalo’ob tu táan nojol chik’inil u petenil Yucatáne’, lela’ jach chíika’an ti’ jump’éel u nojoch chi’ báalam jaapal yáanal juntúul máak kulukbal ti’ jump’éel u tzéel ka’an yéetel báa’pachta’an tumeen k’u’uk’umo’ob chowak u dzíibilo’ob.

Le táankab yaan tu táan nojol chi’ino’ chichan, tu nojolile’ jach chíika’an jump’éel chowak pak’tu’ux yaan u yoochel aj ba’ate’elo’ob.

English:
The Nunnery complex is complemented by two patios with Puuc style buildings, probably inhabited by nobility or members of a high social class, as well as a Ball Court decorated with reliefs featuring players on the east, northeast, and south sides.

The upper facade of the East Patio is notable for its latticework and sculpted masks of gods with prominent noses. The eastern facade of the Nunnery has decorative elements in the Chenes style, which originated in the southwestern part of the Yucatán Peninsula; the entrance resembles a cavernous mouth below a dignitary seated on a sky-band inside a niche of arched feathers. There is a long inscription above the door.

On the small Southwest Patio, there is a structure with a warrior relief on the extended back wall of a longbench.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Location. 20° 
The southern building of the patio. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. The southern building of the patio.
Note the masks and latticework along the top of the building.
40.685′ N, 88° 34.25′ 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 in the Eastern Patio of the Las Monjas complex 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 Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Observatory (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of the Grinding Stones & House of the “Mestizas” (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Platform of the Tombs (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Temple of Xtoloc (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Platform of Venus and Round Platform (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Ossuary or Tomb of the Great Priest (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sacbeob 5 & 15 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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