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Board with Men Disguised as Birds

The board was one of the 4 that was in the upper part of the façade of "El Osario" in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mayan structure of the early post-Classic period (1000 - 1200 AD).

It is called the board with representations of two men in the bird costume. The characters wear masks, feather headdress and wings articulated to the arms. Its dimensions are 2.70 meters high by 1.37 meters wide.

The individual at the bottom holds with his left hand what appears to be a drum and in the other, he holds a scepter in the shape of a snake. For the clothing and position of the arms, it has been suggested that they are dancers.

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