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Yaxchilan: Lintel 55
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LOCATION The lintel was found in 1933 or 1934 partly in situ over the central doorway of Structure 88, by Ulises de la Cruz, the care taker of the site. It was removed in 1964 to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City.

CONDITION Intact and only moderately affected by weathering. Much of the plaster employed to fill imperfections in the stone is still in place; about half of the apron of the left-hand figure is modeled in plaster.

MATERIAL Hard and fine-grained limestone, extensively flawed.

SHAPE The sculptured surface is nearly flat; the sides converge slightly toward the top. The right-hand edge is somewhat better trimmed than the other and therefore may have faced outward.

CARVED AREAS Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH Graham, 1975.

DRAWING Graham, based on a drawing corrected by artificial light and on Satterthwaite's 1934 photograph.

DIMENSIONS

MW 1.00 m
HSc 0.60 m
WSc 0.80 m
MTh 0.20 m
Rel 0.9 cm
 

 

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