This photograph is from the album, ''Maya-Toltec Temples and Carvings, 1938'', which documents the 1938 trip to Mexico made by Octavio Medellin and his family. This album depicts numerous examples of Maya-Toltec carvings, murals, and architecture, taken by Octavio Medellin at both the Chichen Itza and Uxmal archeological sites.


  • Title: [The Temple of the Nuns, Chichen Itza]
  • Creator: Medellin, Octavio
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location: Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Physical Dimensions: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, part of 1 album; 21 x 25 cm on 36 x 61 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Indians of Mexico; Indians of Central America; Mayas; Maya architecture; Temples, Mayan; Mayans; Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican architecture
  • Publisher: SMU Libraries
  • Rights: This item is protected by copyright law. Please cite Bywaters Special Collections, Southern Methodist University when using this file. For more information contact bywatersspecialcollections@smu.edu.
  • External Link: http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/med/id/3911
  • Series: Maya-Toltec Temples and Carvings, 1938; Artwork of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Travels to Mexico; Chichen Itza; Temple of the Nuns
  • Holding Library: Bywaters Special Collections; Hamon Arts Library
  • Form/Genre: Photograph albums; Photographs; Photographic prints; Gelatin silver prints
  • Artist's Birth Date/Death Date: 1907-1999

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