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Yaxchilan: Lintel 21
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LOCATION  Excavated by Maler from debris in front of the central doorway of Structure 22.

CONDITION When discovered, this lintel was cleanly broken across the middle; otherwise it was very well preserved, and remains so.

MATERIAL  Fine-grained limestone.

SHAPE  Carved surface is flat; the sides are parallel.

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.66 m
0.99 m
0.59 m
0.20 m
0.4 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Morley, 1931.

DRAWING  von Euw, based on a field drawing corrected by artificial light.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

  9. 0.19. 2. 4    2 K'an 2 Yax (15 October, 454)

+ 15. 1.16. 5

9.16. 1.   1. 9     7 Muluk 17 Sek (8 May, 752)

DESCRIPTION

This all-glyphic lintel is rendered in the hallmark style of the early reign of Bird Jaguar IV, and was clearly commissioned by him in conjunction with his resetting of a number of late fifth- or early sixth-century lintels in Structure 22.   It records an early dedication of Structure 22 by Ruler 7 in 454, and its later refurbishing under Bird Jaguar IV almost three hundred years later.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (A1-D2):

?-?- HAAB 9- PIK mi-WINIKHAAB 19- HAAB 2- WINIK-ki 4- K'IN-ni 2- WAAJ ? HUL ?- TI'-HUUN 5- [bi]xi-ya- ? 7- [bi]xi-ya-HUL-li-ya 3- K'AL-ja-JOL ? ?- CHAM ?-20-9 2- YAX-SIHOOM ?- ma-EL-NAAH 4- SUUTZ'-NAAL-yo-OTOOT-ti K'AHK'-U-TI'?-si-CHAN-na ja - ?-JOL 7- TZ'AK-bu-li ya-AJAW-TE'-chi- ? YOPAAT[BAHLAM]-ti K'UH- ?- AJAW K'UH- [ PA' ] CHAN-AJAW

?-haab baluun-pik mih-winikhaab baluunlajuun-haab cha'-winik chan-k'in. Cha'-waaj hulti'huun ho'-bixiiy ?, huk-bixiiy huliiy uhx-k'ahlaj-jol? ?-chami k'al-baluun cha'-yaxsihoom.   Elnaah chansuutz'nal y-otoot k'ahk' ti'is chan ?, ?-jol, huk-tz'ak-bu-il y-ajawte' chi-? yopaat-bahlam, k'uhul-?-ajaw, k'uhul-[pa']chan-ajaw.

"It is the ? of the year, 9 baktuns, 0 katuns, 19 tuns, 2 winals and 4 k'ins. It is 2 K'an (G8), 5th day of ?, 7th day of the moon's arrival, the 3rd skull moon, ?-death, a 29-day moon, and 2 Yax. Four Bat Place is dedicated, it is the house of K'ahk'-Ti'is-Chan-?, Ruler   7, the seventh set-in-order lord of the lineage of the chi-? of Yopaat-Bahlam, the holy lord of ?, the holy lord of pa'chan."

Second passage (C3-D8):

5-16- WINIK-ji-ya 1- HAAB-ya 15- WINIKHAAB-ya i-u-ti 7- MULUK ? 17- ka-se-wa CHUM[mu]-[la]ja- 4- SUUTZ'-NAL TE'-ku-yu-XUKUUB?- ? CHAN-na- ? ya- ?- BAHLAM 3- WINIKHAAB-AJAW a- 20- BAAK

Ho', waklajuun-winik-j-iiy, juun-haab-iiy, ho'lajuun-winikhaab-iiy, i-uht-i huk-muluk huklajuun-kaseew.   Chumlaj chansuutz'nal te'-kuy-xukuub-? chan-? ?-bahlam uhx-winikhaab-ajaw aj-winik-baak.

"5 days, 16 winals, 1 tun and 15 katuns later it happened, 7 Muluk 17 Sek. He sat in the Four Bat Place, the tree, owl,   horn and ? sky god, Bird Jaguar IV, 3 katun lord, he of 20 captives."

 
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