|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.
CARVED AREAS Underside only.
PHOTOGRAPH Morley, 1931.
DRAWING von Euw, based on a field drawing corrected by artificial light.
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)
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."