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Yaxchilan: Lintel 56
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LOCATION The lintel probably was discovered by Gorgonio Lopez in 1886, when he returned to Yaxchilan at Maudslay's behest. Almost certainly the lintel came from a doorway in Structure 11; the shaft believed to correspond to the sawn-off edge now lies on the northeast side of Structure 74, not far from its east corner (see Part 1 of this volume, pp. 3:8 and 3:9). The sculptured edge wns then sent by mistake to the Museum fur Volkerkunde in Berlin. Fortunately, the museum made a plaster cast (now in the British Museum) for Maudslay, as the original was destroyed by bombing during the Second World War.

CONDITION Well preserved when found.

MATERIAL Limestone.

SHAPE The supposed carcass of this lintel has parallel edges.

CARVED AREAS Front edge only.

PHOTOGRAPH Maudslay (of plaster cast).

DRAWING Graham, based on a drawing of the plaster cast corrected by artificial light.

DIMENSIONS

MW 0.80 m (approx.)
HSc 0.27 m
WSc 1.57 m
MTh 0.38 m
Rel 0.9 cm
 

 

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