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Yaxchilan: Lintel 8
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LOCATION  Found by Maler in debris at the east end of Structure 1.

CONDITION The sculptured area is unbroken. At discovery, some areas of the very low relief showed some loss by weathering. Subsequent erosion has been slight.

MATERIAL  Hard limestone, showing some flaws.

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

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.99 m
0.78 m
0.87 m
0.30 m
0.3 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Reproduced from Maler's original negative of 1900.

DRAWING  Graham, based on photographs and on a plaster cast made by Maler.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.16.4.1.1 7 Imix 14 Sek (5 May, 755)

DESCRIPTION

This lintel depicts Bird Jaguar IV and his chief sajal taking captives in warfare.   To the right, the king holds a spear and flexible shield in his left hand, and grasps the wrist of his captive (Jeweled Skull) with his right.   To the left, K'an Tok Wayib grasps his captive (Kok Te' Ajaw) both by the hair and his heavy rope bindings.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (A1-A4 and E1-E3):

*7- IMIX 14- ka-se chu-ka-ja u- ? U-ba-ki ya- ?- BAHLAM K'UH-[PA']CHAN-AJAW

Huk-imix chanlajuun-kaseew, chuhkaj ?. U-baak ?-bahlam, k'uhul-pa'chan-ajaw.

"On 7 Imix 14 Sek, Jeweled Skull is captured.   He is the prisoner of Bird Jaguar IV, holy lord of Pa'chan."

Second passage (B1-D3):

U-cha-CHAN ko-TE'-AJAW K'AN-*na-TOK-ko wa-WAY[bi] sa-ja-la

U-chan kokte'-ajaw k'antokwayib sajal.

"He is the master of Kokte' Ajaw.   He is K'antokwayib the sajal"

Caption 1 (F1):

ko-TE'-AJAW

kokte'-ajaw

"He is Kokte' Ajaw"

Caption 2 (G1):

The signs making up the name of 'Jeweled Skull' are still undeciphered.   The occasional presence of an initial u- complement (e.g., on Lintel 3:H2 and Lintel 8:A4) suggest that the name begins with that sound, but nothing more can be determined at present.

 
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