Temple of Warriors - Chichen Itza by Gordon Nicolson

Temple of Warriors - Chichen Itza by Gordon Nicolson

Temple of Warriors - Chichen Itza

Gordon Nicolson

Title

Temple of Warriors - Chichen Itza

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
silver print 
Image Size
16 x 19 7/8"  
Signature
artist's stamp verso 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
ink titled, lower left; numbered #25 verso 
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Inventory ID
14394 
Price
$100.00 
Description

From a series of photographs of pre-Columbian ruins by Gordon Nicholson.

Chichen Itza is a site located on the northern center of the Yucatan. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, and also the most visited Mayan site on the peninsula.

When Chichen Itza was first settled it was largely agricultural. During the Central Phase of the Classic Period arts and sciences flourished. It was at this time that Chichen Itza became a religious center of increasing importance. From 800 to 925 A.D., the foundations of this magnificent civilization weakened, and the Maya abandoned their religious centers and the rural land around them. Chichen Itza was visited only to perform religious rites or bury the dead. By the 10th century A.D. they returned to Chichen Itza.