The reverse side appears to have been carved at a later time, perhaps as a war talisman. It is the image of a deity sitting in lotus position with his head turned in profile. His large square eye is ringed and the pupil is in the form of a curl, typical of the Sun God. He wears a large belt, and his arms are in the regal position in front of his body, ready to receive a serpent bar.
"Detroit Photographic Co." and "01132" on negative.
Commissioned by Mexican Central Railway, 1891.
Detroit Publishing Co. no. 01132.
In courtyard of the National Museum, Mexico; cf. LOT 12007, p. 8.
"W.H. Jackson & Co., Denver, Col." on negative.
Detroit Publishing Co. no. 03162.