Although this sculpture is known as “Queen of Uxmal”, it actually represents a young initiated man coming out from a serpentine deity. The sculpture has a frowned face, oval-shape eyes framed by thin eyelids, aquiline nose with a prominent wide nasal base, mouth slightly open with full lips and the corners of the mouth pointing down. On the left cheek presents a scarified motif that represents the head of a fantastic-reptile seen from the side with the upper jaw in the shape of a hook. The hairdo is done with big locks hanging straight on the sides and on the forehead a straight quiff partially covered with a large semi-flat beads headband with the center marked by a round hole. The architectonic top decorated originally the façade in a substructure in the Pyramid of the Magician. Dra. Federica Sodi MirandaColaboradores: Arqlgo. Hugo Herrera Torres Araceli Ruiz Peláez Mtro. Hugo García Capistran.


  • Title: Reina de Uxmal
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 0600/0900
  • Physical Location: México
  • Uxmal, Yucatán: Maya
  • Physical Dimensions: w250 x h870 x d970 cm (complete)
  • Period: Clásico Tardío (600-900 d.C.)
  • Type: Architectural feature
  • Rights: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia., INAH. Proyecto de Digitalización de las Colecciones Arqueológicas del Museo Nacional de Antropología. CONACULTA-CANON-MNA.
  • External Link: http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx
  • Medium: Piedra Caliza

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