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Yaxchilan: Lintel 4
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LOCATION  This lintel, which is made up of two slabs, was found by Maler in debris on the north side of Structure 34. The number of doorways once existing in this structure is uncertain, but Maler mentions another two-part lintel found close to it, the carving of which was nearly obliterated.

CONDITION  The left (inner) half was in mediocre condition when found; since then it has undergone further severe erosion. The other half is described by Maler as having sculpture "so thoroughly demolished that it could not be photographed."

MATERIAL  Limestone.

SHAPE  The outer beam of the lintel is reported to have a rectangular cross section, whereas the other has a beveled inner edge, presumably so as to lie flush with vaulting that sprang from the level of the lintel's underside.

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.97 m
1.11 m
0.87 m
0.32 m
2.0 cm

NOTE The figure for MW given here refers to the lower surface; the greater breadth of the upper surface was not measured.

CARVED AREAS  Underside only, apparently.

PHOTOGRAPH  Reproduced from Maler's original negative of 1900.

DRAWING  Graham, based on photographs by Maler, Morley, and Graham.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

No surviving date.

DESCRIPTION

Although heavily eroded, this lintel may once have depicted a scene like that of Lintel 26.   What survives of the text and iconography indicates that this is a depiction of Shield Jaguar III, who carries the same shield and knife and wears the same jaguar helmet as on the other lintel.   Maler mentioned that the other half of the lintel (not illustrated) contained significant but heavily eroded sculpture.   Quite probably this would have depicted Shield Jaguar's principal wife (Lady K'abal Xook) or a subordinate sajal.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

The text is too eroded for a reliable transcription, though   the introductory phrase "it is his image in the act of" ( u-baah ti-? ) is visible at A1-B1, as well as Shield Jaguar III's name and typical titles at C4-D8 ( Itzamnaaj? Bahlam, ho'-winikhaab ajaw, u-chan aj-? k'uhul-?-ajaw, k'uhul-pa'chan-ajaw ).  

 
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