This image represents one of the most famous rulers of Copán, King Waxaklajun Ub’aah K’awiil, dressed as one of the maize gods.
The empire of the Incas. Sumptuous Garment of a Mummy. From: The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 2. Date: 1880
Side view and section and the peculiar shape of the richly endowed mummy pack is clearly shown in the present illustration.
The Mummy, the front and back view of which are here figured, is assuredly the most remarkable hitherto discovered in the Ancon Necropolis.
The equipment of both while equally simple still testifies to the great affection lavished by the people on their dead.
The disproportion is still greater in the case of the pillow forming the false head. The latter, is here represented without its envelopments, thus giving striking prominence to the peculiarities of the vividly painted features.
Peruvian mummy. Front and back view of the false head of the Mummy. It consists of a square kind of cushion stuffed with leaves and seaweed.
A seaward prospect from the Necropolis, commanding the northern section of Ancon Bay. It is taken from the hills in the south-west corner.
The present illustration will serve not merely to explain the topographic relations, but still more to give prominence to a circumstance calculated to throw light on the importance of Ancon in pre-Spanish times.
The plan illustrates the topographical relations in connection with the archaeological aim of this work.