National Geographic : 1935 Nov
© National Geographic Society ELEGANT AND COLORFUL ATTIRE CLOTHED A PORTLY NOBLE Standing before a temple covered with stucco, he displays his Old Empire headdress, skirt, and tunic made of heavy cloth. Oliva shells, brought from both the Atlantic and Pacific, adorn his arms, and his staff is probably of hard palm wood. Paintings byH.M.Herget QUETZAL BIRD AND JAGUAR SUPPLIED HIS RAIMENT The splendid headgearisalight wood frame supporting gorgeous feathers. Decorating hisfur skirt isagrotesque head, probably that of a Maya god. Because he holds anornate "ceremonial bar" heis believed to be a priest. Even sandal tops areofjaguar skin.