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Yaxchilan: Lintel 5
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LOCATION  Found by Maler in debris in front of the left (east) doorway of the north-facing front of Structure 1.

CONDITION  Broken in two when found. The larger piece was evidently in good condition, whereas the smaller showed some erosion. Since then, the larger piece has deteriorated somewhat.

MATERIAL  Limestone.

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

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.84 m
0.90 m
0.73 m
0.40 m
0.3 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Reproduced from Maler's original negative of 1900.

DRAWING  Graham, based on field drawing corrected by artificial light.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.16.1.2.0 12 Ajaw 8 Yaxk'in (8 June, 752)

DESCRIPTION

The lintel depicts Bird Jaguar IV in dance alongside one of his wives or consorts, Lady Six Sky of the Ik' Polity. The king manipulates two flower-bearing staves with birds at their tips, whereas the woman holds a bundle marked with the probable glyph for "jade" ( i-ka-*tzi ihkaatz ).

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (B1-C3 and A1-A5):

12- AJAW 8- YAX-K'IN-ni a-AK'-ta-ja ti- ?[ ku ]- pi TE'-ku-yu XUKUB?-OHL?-la CHAN-AK'IN? mi?-xi?-NAL?-la? ya- ?- BAHLAM a- 20- BAAK K'UH-[*PA']*CHAN-*na-AJAW

Lajchan-ajaw waxak-yaxk'in, ak'taj ti-? te'-kuy-xukub?-ohl? chan ak'in? mixnal? ?-bahlam, aj-winik-baak k'uhul-pa'chan?-ajaw

"On 12 Ajaw 8 Yaxk'in he dances with the ?, the tree, owl, horn and sky god, mixnal(?), Bird Jaguar IV, he of twenty captives, holy lord of pa'chan(?)".

Second passage (D1-D4):

IXIK 6- CHAN- ? AJAW-wa IX-IK'-AJAW

Ixik wak-chan-?-ajaw, ix-ik'-ajaw

"Lady Six Sky Lord, Noblewoman of Ik'."

 
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