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Yaxchilan: Lintel 7
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LOCATION  Found by Maler in debris in front of the right (west) doorway of the north-facing front of Structure 1.

CONDITION  Unbroken. Moderately eroded when found. A diagonal flaw in the lower central region showed greater erosion; it seems to have existed from the beginning as a depression, since the upper left-hand corner of the glyph panel F-C is carved at a lower level. This and a second, parallel, stratum of soft stone between this panel and the neighboring foot may have dictated the placing and shape of this panel. These two strata have been severely eroded since the lintel was excavated.

MATERIAL  Limestone.

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

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.89 m
0.90 m
0.75 m
0.37 m
0.8 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Reproduced from Maler's original negative of 1900.

DRAWING  Graham, based on photographs, and checked against the original.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.16.1.8.8 10 Lamat 16 Mak (14 Oct, 752)

DESCRIPTION

The lintel depicts Bird Jaguar IV in dance alongside one of his wives or consorts, probably Lady Mut Bahlam of Hix Witz.   The king manipulates a K'awiil scepter, while the woman supports a large bundle (probably of jades, given the hieroglyphic tags on a number of similar lintels).

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (B1-E1 and A1-A2):

10- *LAMAT 16- ma-MAK a-AK'-ta-ja ti- ? mi?-xi-NAL ya- ?- BAHLAM U-*cha-*CHAN AJ-*u-*ku a- 20- BAAK *K'UH- ?- AJAW

Lajuun-ajaw waklajuun-mak, ak'taj ti-? mixnal(?) ?-bahlam, u-chan aj-uk, aj-winik-baak, k'uhul-?-ajaw.

"On 10 Lamat 16 Mak, he dances with the ? (at?) Mixnal?, Bird Jaguar IV, the master of Aj Uk, he of twenty captives, holy lord of ?"

Second passage (F1-F2):

The woman's caption is almost completely destroyed, though the initial IX (at F1) and the probable BAHLAM (at G1) suggest her identification as Lady Mut Bahlam of Hix Witz (see Lintel 17).

 
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