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Mirrors symbolize reality, the sun, the earth, and its four corners, its surface, its depth, and all of its peoples. Buried in caches throughout the Americas, they also cling to the bodies of the humblest celebrators in the Peruvian highlands or in the Mexican Indian carnivals. ... Are they not right? Is not the mirror both a reflection of reality and a project of the imagination?
       — Carlos Fuentes, The Buried Mirror

Shown: detail of the Codz Poop at Kabah. Photo T. Christensen, 2007.