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THE AMERICAN INDIAN

notice are the masterpieces shown in the drawings. The curious form of forehead appearing in all figures is not wholly conventional, but is a good representation of the effects of

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Fig. 62. Statues of the Chacmool Type. The upper one from Mexico, the lower from Yucatan. Sanchez, 1877. I


head flattening practised upon infants. Like the Greeks and other classical sculptors, the Maya colored their carved figures. On the other hand, in contrast to the marble of the Greeks, the stones at the disposal of the Maya were very inferior and were worked entirely with stone tools.