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Yaxchilan: Lintel 46
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LOCATION In situ over the northwest doorway of Structure 44, where it was first seen by Maudslay in 1882.

CONDITION Cracked into five large pieces and one small one, all precariously in situ at the time of discovery. Other small fragments were never found. The large central piece fell sometime between Maler's third visit (1900) and Morley's of 1931. Much of the surface has been destroyed, perhaps by fire; elsewhere it remains in excellent condition, with red paint still in evidence.

MATERIAL Very fine-grained limestone.

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

CARVED AREAS Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham, 1973 and 1974. The whole design is shown at the usual scale of 1:10 in a photograph of Maudslay 's plaster cast in the British Museum. The detail photographs are of the original.

DRAWINGS Graham, based on a drawing corrected by artificial light, the cast having been studied as well as the original.

NOTE Morley designated the glyph columns on the lintels and hieroglyphic steps of Structure 44 as a single series, running from A to J ". His scheme is presented graphically in The Inscriptions of Peten (Morley 1937-38, fig. 27). As the column letters allocated by him for this lintel began with A", the lintel-by-lintel nomenclature employed in the present work for this structure involves simply the suppression of the double prime: thus A, B, C, etc., instead of A", B", C".

DIMENSIONS

MW 1.04 m
HSc 0.96 m (approx.)
WSc unknown
MTh 0.26 m
Rei 1.7 cm
 

 

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