Chacmool is a term used to describe Ancient Mayan and Mesoamerican Art practices, by which a statue was carved of a Deity or related in a reclined position. In addition, the arms were raised in such a way as to create an elevated view. The Legs were likewise drawn up and closed to likewise elevate the knees. This effect created an elongated stomach and torso. As such, sacrificial offering in bowls could be applied to the space. Chacmool was seen as a Divine posture, only attributed to The Gods. A great variety of Mayan sculpture featured this carving method.