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Yaxchilan: Lintel 1
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LOCATION  In situ over the left (southeast) doorway of Structure 33, set with the top of the sculpture toward the northwest.

CONDITION  Intact and very well preserved, although at times obscured by white lichen. Traces of color noted by Maler are no longer apparent.

MATERIAL  Fine yellowish limestone.

SHAPE  Carved surface is flat; edges are not quite parallel.

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.94 m
0.82 m
0.83 m
0.40 m
0.7 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Graham, 1974.

DRAWING  Graham, based on field drawing corrected by artificial light.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.16.1.0.0 11 Ajaw 8 Sek (29 Apr, 752)

DESCRIPTION

The lintel depicts Bird Jaguar IV in dance alongside one of his wives or consorts, Lady Great Skull. The king manipulates a K'awiil scepter, while Lady Great Skull supports a large bundle of jades (marked with the label i-ka-tzi ihkaatz "jades"). The text suggest s that this event took place in front of a large crowd.

Because the full regnal name of Shield Jaguar IV appears at the close of the inscription (K2), it seems reasonable to regard this monument as having been commissioned during his reign rather than his father's.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (A1-I2):

11- AJAW 5-?- TI'-HUUN-na 8- ka-se-wa U-BAAH-hi ti-CH'AM-a-AK'-ta ti- ?-? TE'-ku-yu-XUKUB?- ? CHAN-na-AK'IN?-na mi?-xi-NAL ya- ?- BAHLAM a- 20- BAAK U-cha-CHAN AJ-u-ku U-cha-CHAN ?-? 3- WINIKHAAB ?-?- TE'-la 3- WINIKHAAB ya-AJAW-TE' K'UH- ?- AJAW-wa K'UH-[PA']CHAN-AJAW-wa OCH-K'IN-ni KAL-TE'

Buluch-ajaw ho'-? ti'huun waxak-kaseew. U-baah   ti-ch'am-ak'Vt ti-? te' kuy xukub?-? chan ak'in? mixnal? ?-bahlam aj-winik-baak, u-chan aj-uk, u-chan ?, uhx-winikhaab ?, uhx winikhaab yajawte', k'uhul ?-ajaw, k'uhul pa'chan ajaw, ochik'in kaloomte'.

"On 11 Ajaw (G9) 8 Sek, it is his image in the act of the receiving dance, of the ? dance, the tree, owl, horn and ? sky god (of?) Mixnal, Bird Jaguar IV, he of 20 captives, the master of Aj Uk, the master of Jeweled Skull, three katun ?, three katun lineage lord, holy king of ?, holy king of broken sky, the west kaloomte'."

Second   passage (E1-K3):

U-BAAH-hi ti-CHAN-na-li IX- 1-? NAAH-ka-KAAN IX- 20- ki TI'-HUUN- ?- WINIK-ki CHAK-IX-CHAM-mi ya- ? -na ITZAMNAAJ?-BAHLAM ?-?- ji-AJAW

Ubaah ti-chan-il ix juun-?-naah-kaan, ix-ti'huun-?-winik, ix chak chami. Y-a...n Itzamnaaj Bahlam ?-ajaw.

"It is her image in the act of public performance, Lady First ?-House Snake, Prophetess ?-person, Lady Great Skull.   She is the mother of Shield Jaguar   IV, the ?-Lord."

 
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