Reproduction of the Palenque sarcophagus made in reconstituted marble (resin + marble powder). The patinas of ageing are applied with natural earth.
Measurements: Height: 38 cm. Width: 23 cm.
Reproduction of the Palenque Sarcophagus. Temple of the beautiful inscriptions, 692 AD. Palenque-Mexico. Original on display at the National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City).
The Palenque Sarcophagus (3.80 m. x 2.20 m) was found in the pyramid known as the Temple of Beautiful Inscriptions, and represents the Mayan king Pacal surrounded by numerous symbolic elements and hieroglyphs. The king is in a foetal position on the head of a divinity showing his fangs. From the navel of the monarch rises the tree of life, which marks the four directions of the cosmos. Surrounding the arms of the tree is a two-headed serpent. At the top of the tree in the form of a quetzal is the supreme god of the Maya, Itzamná.