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LOCATION Discovered in 1931 in front of the second doorway from the southwest end of Structure 12. In 1964 this lintel was removed to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City.

CONDITION When found, this lintel was broken into two large and several smaller pieces. The sculptured surface had suffered only slight erosion. No further erosion occurred prior to its removal, but three small fragments carrying portions of glyphs A3, A5, and D2 have been lost. Red paint remains on the lower border.

MATERIAL Fine-grained limestone.

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

CARVED AREAS Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham, 1974.

DRAWING Graham, based on a drawing corrected by artificial light and on Morley's 1931 photograph.

DIMENSIONS

MW 0.68 m
HSc 0.97 m
WSc 0.55 m
MTh 0.25 m
Rei 0.7 cm
 

 

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