Painting contains wide variety of symbolic
elements, such as masks, serpents, astronomical
signs, elaborate feather headdresses and glyphs.
Mythical and religious feeling led Maya artists to
emphasize the features that supernatural beings
had, according to their beliefs.
Depiction of human being was very important, but
symbolic attributes were always emphasized.
Thus, walls and vessels were painted with
warriors, priests and gods in their different
colors, with varied costume and ornaments, usually
shown participating in ceremonies and rituals.
Mural paintings in temples, tombs and pyramids,
such as Tikal, Uxmal. Palenque, Chichen Itza,
Yaxchilan, Uaxactun and Bonampak include
anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures.
Other pictorial forms appear in codices and on
pottery, whose colors include the classic