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Yaxchilan: Lintel 28
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LOCATION  Found by Maler on the surface in front of the right-hand (northeast) doorway of Structure 24, the central doorway of which was spanned by Lintel 59.

CONDITION Intact, and fairly well preserved at one end.

MATERIAL  Limestone.

SHAPE  The shape of the lintel as a whole was not recorded.

DIMENSIONS
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WSc
MTh
Rel
0.21 m
1.08 m
0.37 m
0.5 cm

CARVED AREAS  Front edge only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Reproduced from Maler's original negative of 1900.

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

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.15.19.15.   3   10 Ak'bal 16 Uo

       + 4.   9.14               - DN (V1b-U2a)

9.16.   4.   6.17   6 Caban 10 Yax

DESCRIPTION

The three lintels of Structure 24 (27, 28 and 59) are carved on their sides only and, somewht unusually for the lintels of Yaxchilan, are entirely concerned with mortuary themes. It has been suggested that this implies a mortuary or commemorative function for Structure 24 (Martin and Grube 2000:126). The chronology above was worked out by Proskouriakoff (1963:162), including the realization that the text of Lintel 28 continues from Lintels 59 and 28 ( q.v. ).

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (Q1-R1):

*IX-k'a [ ba ] -la-XOOK ? -ki

ixk'abal xook

" Lady K'abal Xook" [text continued from Lintel 59 ( q.v. )]

Second passage (Q2-V1a):

9-*19-* WINIK -* ji -* ya- 1 -HAAB-ya i-u-ti- 10 -*AK'BAL 16 -IK'-AT-K'A'-yi U- [?] SAK-IK'-li IX -1-? NAAH-ka-KAAN-IX-*UH ? CHAN-na-HUT ? -IX-AJ K'UH-na

baluun-balunlajuun-winikjiiy juun-haabiiy i-uht-i lajuun-ak'bal waklajuun-ik'at k'a'ay-i u-?-sak-ik'aal ixjuun-?-naah-kaan ixuhchan-? ixajk'uhuun

"9 [days], 19 score [days] and 1 year later, 10 Ak'bal 16 Uo came to pass, when Lady One-?-House-Snake, Lady Uhchan-?, the priestess, died."

Third passage (V1b-X2)

14-9-* WINIK- * ji- * ya 4- HAAB-ya-i-u- * ti 6- KABAN ?-10- SAK-SIHOOM-ma * OCH-K'AHK' -[?] SAK -?- la ?- WITZ-NAL-tu-MUHK-li IX -?- XOOK ?-* ki IX-k'a [ba]- XOOK ? -ki

chanlajuun-baluun-winikjiiy chan-haab-iiy i-uht-i wak-kaban lajuun-saksihoom och-i k'ahk' ?-sak-? ?-witz-nal t-u-muhk-il ix-?-xook ixk'abalxook

"14 [days], 9 score [days] and 4 years later, 6 Kaban 10 Sak came to pass, when fire entered the ?-White ?-Mountain Place, into the tomb of Lady ?-Xook, Lady K'abal Xook."

 
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