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The first was discovered in 1943, on the junction of Venustiano Carranza and Pino Suarez, about two blocks south of the temple itself.The second chacmool was excavated in the sacred precinct.The rest were found interred in or near important structures.
In an Aztec example the receptacle is a cuauhxicalli (a stone bowl to receive sacrificed human hearts).
The figure may be lying on its back or on its side and the abdomen can be sunken below the level of the chest and knees or at the same level. Some of the figures are richly attired whilst others are almost naked.
The ancient name for these type of sculptures is unknown.
The chacmool is a distinctive form of Mesoamerican sculpture representing a reclining figure with its head facing 90 degrees from the front, leaning on its elbows and supporting a bowl or a disk upon its chest.
There is great variation among individual chacmools, with some possessing heads that are right-facing and others left-facing, and some with the heads facing upwards; some examples have movable heads.