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Yaxchilan: Lintel 43
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LOCATION Discovered in the north doorway of Structure 42 by Maudslay in 1882. The upper part was lying in the doorway, while the lower purt was still in situ. Both pieces were removed in 1964 to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City.

CONDITION Broken into two large pieces when discovered; other small fragments have yet to be found. The sculptured surface is very well preserved and has suffered negligible erosion since its discovery. Comparison of the lintel with Maudslay's cast and Maler's photograph, however, does disclose a few very small losses by breakage, notably portions of glyphs A1 and D7.

MATERIAL Very fine-grained limestone.

SHAPE The sculptured surface is flat, and the sides are parallel.

CARVED AREAS Underside only.

PIIOTOGRAPHS Graham, 1974.

DRAWING Graham, based on a drawing corrected by artificial light and on Maudslay's plaster cast (now in the British Museum) and Maler's photograph.

DIMENSIONS

MW 0.92 m
HSc 1.09 m
WSc 0.77 m
MTh 0.30m
Rei 1.8 cm
 

 

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