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Yaxchilan: Lintel 27
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LOCATION  Excavated by Maler from debris in front of the left-hand (southwest) doorway of Structure 24.

CONDITION Intact, and fairly well preserved.

MATERIAL  Limestone.

SHAPE  The shape of the lintel as a whole was not recorded.

DIMENSIONS
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.20 m
1.07 m
0.35 m
0.50 cm

CARVED AREAS  Front edge only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Graham, 1973.

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

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

  9.13.13.   2. 5   6 Chikchan 8 Yax

+     1.17. 5 .9                - DN

  9.15.10.17.14   6 Hix 12 Yaxk'in

  9.15.10.17.14   6 Hix 12 Yaxk'in

+        6.*16. 0               - DN

*9.15.17.15.14   3 Hix 17 Sip [not recorded here, see L.59]

DESCRIPTION

The three lintels of Structure 24 (27, 28 and 59) are carved on their sides only and, somewht unusually for the lintels of Yaxchilan, seem entirely concerned with mortuary themes. It has been suggested that this implies a mortuary or commemorative function for Structure 24 (Martin and Grube 2000:126). The chronology above was worked out by Proskouriakoff (1963:162), including both the realization that the text of L.27 continues onto L.59 and L28, and that the winal coefficient at H2a was erroneously carved as 17 (while 16 is required).

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (A1-D2):

6- CHIKCHAN ? 8- YAX-SIHOOM-ma K'A'-yi U -[?] SAK-IK'-li ?- la-IX-K'UH 6- WINIK-HAAB-IX-KAL-TE' IX-PAKAL-?-li IX-PET-ne-AJAW-IX-ba-ka-ba

Wak-chikchan Waxak-Yaxsihoom k'a'ay-i u-?-sak-ik'-aal ?...al ixk'uh wak-winikhaab ixkaloomte' ixpakal-? Ixpetenajaw ixbahkab

"On 6 Chikchan 8 Yax, the 6 katun kaloomte', Lady Pakal, Lady of Peten, Lady Bahkab, died."

Second passage (E1-G2):

9-5- WINIK-ji-ya -17- HAAB-ya 1- WINIK-HAAB-ya-i-u-ti 6- HIX 12- YAX-*K'IN K'A'-yi-u- [?] SAK-IK' 5- WINIK-HAAB-AJAW -?- BAHLAM U-CHAN-AJ -?- ki K'UH- [ PA '] CHAN-AJAW-ba-ka-ba

baluun-ho'-winikjiiy huklajuun-haabiiy juun-winikhaabiiy i-uht-i wak-hix buluch-yaxk'in k'a'ay-i u-?-sak-ik'aal ho'-winikhaab ajaw ?-bahlam u-chan aj-? k'uhul-pa'chan-ajaw bahkab.

"9 [days], 5 score [days], 17 years and 1 score years later, 6 Hix 12 Yaxk'in came to pass [when] the five katun lord, Shield Jaguar, captor of Aj-?, divine lord of pa'chan and bahkab, died."

Third passage (H2-):

0-*16- WINIK -* ji -* ya -6- HAAB-ya

mih-waklajuun-winikjiiy wak-haab-iiy

"16 score days and 6 years later [text continued on Lintel 59 ( q.v. )]

 
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