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Tulúm: Temple of the Frescoes, drawn by Catherwood  


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This accurate view of the Temple of the Frescoes at Tulúm, drawn by Frederick Catherwood in 1841, shows relief sculptures on the roof facade above the columns.

The ground-floor paintings within the antechambers are in the Mixteca-Puebla style, and date from the end of the Late Postclassic period (AD 1450-1520). Included among the subjects are the Mayan god Itzamná and goddess Ix Chel.

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[Fig.1: Catherwood's drawing of the Temple of the Frescoes (Stephens 1843).]

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