Temple of the Frescoes, Tulum
This is a building with religeous and social importance .
The sculptures and paintings give that impression .
On the facade above the entrance of this temple is a human figure with its head downwards .
In the corners of this building are two stucco masks believed to be possibly of Chaac the rain God.
This building has two temples a lower and an upper temple it was probably build in different stages,as many buildings were in these ancient Mayan cities.
The Temple of Frescoes TEMPLO DE LOS FRESCOS contains interior murals depicting Maya gods and symbols of nature's fertility: rain, corn and fish.
Unfortunately, this section was roped off, so you couldn't get that close to it.
This temple got it's name because of the murals inside. Some of them have been partially restored. The murals show Maya Gods and symbols like rain, maize and fish. Some archeologists means that all of the temples were actually painted in bright red or with murals containing much red.
The Templo de los Frescos (Temple of Frescoes) is a small building, that, as name says, has some paintings. These paintings show Mayan Gods and symbols of fertility such as rain, corn and fish. These paintings were originally on a one room temple, that was later protected by the construction of a gallery around it. Apart from the paintings, which were originally painted blue/green on a black surface, you can also see some bas-reliefs.
The temple of the frescoes is a small temple covered in paintings in Toltec style - or at least traces of paintings and murals. You can see them on the colonnaded gallery. The colours used were natural vegetable colours in the shades of of black, brown, blue and green. Only hands were painted in red.
The central theme is maize and it is associated with ceremonies of death and rebirth, while the deities that appear on the temple are those of the Itzamná and of the moon goddess Ix Chel. There are also stucco reliefs of the descending or diving god.
The cebter colòumn of the temple has its importance, too - during the equinox it is illumined by the rising sun, which suggests that it was possibly used as an observatory.
The Temple of the Frescoes lies between El Castillo and the entrance to the site. Here fragments of color can be seen on murals depicting Maya life. Amongst the frescoes is a portrayal of a man on a horse, which indicates that these drawings were still being worked on after the Spanish invasion as it was the Spanish that introduced the horse to North America.