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Yaxchilan: Lintel 12
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LOCATION  Found by Maler buried in debris in front of the fallen left (southeast) doorway of Structure 20. Removed in 1964 to the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.

CONDITION Unbroken. A moderate degree of erosion has most seriously affected the hieroglyphic panels, which were carved in very low relief.

MATERIAL  Limestone of uneven quality.

SHAPE  The sculptured surface is fairly flat, but shows some flaws, the most noticeable of them being a hollow in the upper right-hand corner; this flaw is clearly visible in the stereophoto. The sides are trimmed in symmetrical convergence toward the top.

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.98 m
0.79 m
0.87 m
0.33 m
0.8 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Graham, 1974.

DRAWING  Graham, based on a drawing corrected by artificial light and on Morley's photograph.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

The date is too eroded to be read securely, though 1/2/3- AJAW seems probable for the tzolkin position, 1/2/3 for the month coefficient, and probably either Muwan or Xul for the month name.

DESCRIPTION

Based on carving style and its association with others in Structure 20, this heavily eroded lintel seems to depict the arraignment of four captives before Bird Jaguar IV and one of his lieutenants.   This is also supported by the fragmentary chuhkaj "capture" glyph appearing at B2.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

Other than the fragmentary date (B1-C1, discussed above) and the "capture" glyph (B2), this text is far too eroded to be read.

 
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