History Aztec Maya Jaguar Sculpture Statue 10" Tall www.Neo-Mfg.com
A beautiful reproduction of the Jaguar found at the Chichen Itza site
Located on the great Plaza, the Platform of the Eagles sits between the Temple of the Skulls and the Temple of Venus. Built in a combination Maya and Toltec styles between 900 and 1200 AD, and like the Castillo and Venus Platform, has a staircase on each of the four sides leading to the top of the platform. The balustrades (stair rail) are topped with an ascending plumed serpent – the serpent God Kukulcán. On the walls of the structure are prostrate human figures. Below them are Eagles and Jaguars gruesomely grasping human hearts.
Powerful and mystical, the jaguar was believed to reign the underworld. The Maya people called it "Balam," and regarded it as a symbol of power as well as the ruler of night and time
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All finishes are Faux finish, each piece of art is hand made and no two (2) pieces are the same. The color shown by camera and on the digital display may look different in real life. Lighting, surrounding colors, time of day, electronic display etc will change true life colors.