The modeled stucco head found in Temple XIX. Markings indicate the crossed eyes of the Sun God. Three dots on the cheek are also indicative of the Sun God.
Principal Investigator Alfonso Morales photographs the find, while Annie Pieler (to his left) and Maureen Carpenter and Yvonne Harralson (to his right) crane in for a look.
Restoration expert Nicolas Rivera (left), aided by Field Supervisor Christopher Powell, carefully excavates the stucco head.
Restoration expert Nicolas Rivera (wearing the logo of the Palenque Project) continues the excavation of the stucco head.
Restoration experts Nicolas Rivera and Juan Alfonso Cruz prepare the stucco head for removal to the restoration laboratory.
Restoration expert Nicolas Rivera lifts the head, protectively wrapped in aluminum foil, for its trip to the lab.