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Yaxchilan: Lintel 26
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LOCATION  Excavated by Maler from debris in front of the right-hand (northwest) doorway of Structure 23. Removed in 1964 to the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.

CONDITION Broken in half when found. Underside: the upper half was in pristine condition, still showing traces of blue paint; the lower half was quite badly eroded. Since discovery, erosion of the upper half has been slight; that of the lower half has been more noticeable. Front edge: when found, several areas had split off from three of the seven glyph-blocks; otherwise, it was in good condition. Since then the surviving portion of the second glyph-block has been lost, and the rest has deteriorated. At some time before Morley photographed the lintel in 1931 an attempt had been made to saw off the "upper" end of the lintel.

MATERIAL  Fine yellowish limestone.

SHAPE  Carved surface is slightly convex; the sides are parallel.

DIMENSIONS
Underside:
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel

0.85 m
1.07 m
0.77 m
0.27 m
4.3 cm
Front edge:
HSc
WSc

0.19 m
1.06 m

CARVED AREAS  Underside and front edge.

PHOTOGRAPH  Underside and front: reproduced from Maler's original negatives of 1900. The two parts of his photograph of the front edge have been repositioned to correspond with the spacing established by the repair of the lintel.

DRAWING  Graham, based on drawings of the original, corrected by artificial light, and on Maler's and Morley's photographs.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.14.12.   6.12   12 Eb 0 Pop (7 Feb, 724)                    underside (CR)

9.14.14.13.16   5 *Kib *14 Yaxk'in (21 June, 726)      front (LC)

DESCRIPTION

The lintel depicts Shield Jaguar III and his wife or consort, Lady K'abal Xook.   The king wears quilted cotton armor, and holds a long flint knife while the lady holds his jaguar war helmet and flexible shield out to him.   The scene would thus seem to revolve around preparations for warfare, though the text provides no clear date referring to the scene.   (That above the king refers to the carving date of the lintel itself, not the date of the depicted event.)   Instead, there may be a reference to the king's accession, in which case it should date as the underside of Lintel 25.

The suggested date for the front text is Tate's (1992: 208) and must be regarded as tentative given the damaged condition of the long count passage.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (S1-X1):

U-BAAH-ji ti-[jo]JOY?-ye-la ti-xi-ki-ba-le ?- na 7- CHAPAHT-TZIKIIN-K'INICH[AJAW]-wa 4- WINIKHAAB-AJAW-wa U-CHAN-nu-AJ- ? ?- BAHLAM K'UH- [ PA' ] CHAN-AJAW-wa

U-baah ti-joyeel ti-xikbal-el? ? huk-chapaht-tzikiin-k'inich-ajaw chan-winikhaab-ajaw, u-chan aj-?, ?-bahlam, k'uhul-pa'chan-ajaw.

"It is his image in accession? with the ? as the god Huk Chapaht Tzikiin K'inich Ajaw, the four katun lord, the master of Aj ?, Shield Jaguar III, holy lord of pa'chan."

Second passage (01-R1):

ti- 12- EB CHUM-K'AN[JAL]-wa T'AB?-yi yu-?[lu] K'AWIIL-CHAHK AJ-SAK-o?-ka

Ti lajchan-eb chum-k'anjalaw t'abayi y-u... k'awiil chahk, aj-sak-ook?

"On 12 Eb 0 Pop, it is elevated, the carving of K'awiil Chahk of Sak Ook."

Third passage, front text (A1-N2):

?- K'IN-HAAB *9- *PIK 14- *WINIKHAAB ?-* HAAB 12/13- WINIK ?- *K'IN ?-? NAAH-TI'-hu-na 6-? 8- HUL-li-ya U- 4- K'AL-ja- ? ma ?- U-[ch'o-ko]K'ABA' 20-10 13?- YAX-K'IN-ni OCH-K'AHK' ?-? U-K'ABA' yo-to-ti   ba?-ILA?-ni ? 3- AK'IN ? ? ? ?- IXIK U-KAB-U-CH'EN ?-BAHLAM K'UH- [ PA' ] CHAN-AJAW

?-k'in-haab baluun-pik chanlajuun-winikhaab ?-haab ?-winik ?-k'in ? naah-ti'huun, wak-? waxak-huliiy u-chan-k'ahlaj? ma-u-ch'ok-k'aba' k'al-lajuun uhxlajuun?-yaxk'in.   Och-i k'ahk' ? u-k'aba' y-otoot baah-iloon, ? uhx-ak'in? ? ? ?-ixik u-kab u-ch'en ?-bahlam k'uhul-pa'chan-ajaw.

"It is the k'in time of the year?, 9 baktuns, 14 katuns, ? tuns, ? winals and ? k'ins. It is ? (G6), 6th day of ?, 8th day of the moon's arrival, the 4th jaguar-god moon, there is no name for this 30-day moon.   It is 13? Yaxk'in. Fire enters into ?, which is the name of the house of ... ?-Lady.   It is the land and well of Shield Jaguar III, holy pa'chan lord.

 
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