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This enigmatic type of sculptural depiction became very extended in the Post-Classic Period. Examples of it have been found from the Yucatan all the way up to Tula, in the Central Highland modern-day State of Hidalgo. The "Chac Mool" name for this kind of figure is baseless.
Reclining figure with plate on abdomen
Early Post-Classic (900-1250 A.D.)
State of Tlaxcala
66 x 141 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara