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Yaxchilan: Lintel 41
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LOCATION The upper half of the lintel was discovered by Maudslay in 1882 in front of the south doorway of Structure 42. Four years later the carved surface was sawn off by Gorgonio Lopez acting on Maudslay's instructions and removed to England. It is now in the British Museum. The incomplete lower portion seems to have been lying close by, partly exposed and with its carved surface uppermost. This piece was first examined and photographed by Morley in 1931.

CONDITION Broken into two large pieces and others not yet found. The upper portion is in pristine condition; at the time of discovery, the relief on the lower portion had been largely effaced, although an area on the right-hand side, presumably protected from weathering by debris, remained in good condition.

MATERIAL Fine-grained limestone.

SHAPE The sculptured surface is flat; the sides are seemingly parallel.

CARVED AREAS Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH Composite: upper portion Graham, 1974; lower portion, Morley, 1931.

DRAWING Graham, based on drawings corrected by artificial light.

DIMENSIONS

MW 0.93 m
HSc 1.15 m (approx.)
WSc 0.76 m
MTh 0.34 m
Rei 1.6 cm
 

 

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