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Yaxchilan: Lintel 53
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LOCATION Found lying face down in front of the west doorway of Structure 55 by John Bolles in 1931. Removed in 1964 to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City.

CONDITION Broken with a clean break into two pieces when found. The sculptured surface was very well preserved, although patches of harder material stained brown by iron content, that presumably once were flush with the surface, suggest by their protuberance some degree of general erosion. A further slight degradation of detail has occurred since the lintel was photographed in the year of its discovery.

MATERIAL Fine-gmined limestone.

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

CARVED AREAS Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH Graham, 1974.

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

NOTE It appears that the bundle held by the left-hand figure was originally incised with a design, probably a glyph, and that this was deliberately effaced in antiquity.

DIMENSIONS

MW 0.88 m
HSc 0.92 m
WSc 0.75 m
MTh 0.24 m
Rel 1.4 cm
 

 

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