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Yaxchilan: Lintel 3
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LOCATION  In situ over the right-hand (northwest) doorway of Structure 33, set with the top of the sculpture toward the northwest.

CONDITION  Intact and very well preserved. Of the traces of color noted by Maler only a small amount of red remains.

MATERIAL  Fine yellowish limestone.

SHAPE  Carved surface is flat; edges are nearly parallel.

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.96 m
0.85 m
0.80 m
0.38 m
0.5 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Graham, 1974.

DRAWING  Graham, based on plaster cast.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.16.5.0.0 8 Ajaw 8 Sotz' (8 Apr, 756)

DESCRIPTION

The lintel depicts Bird Jaguar IV in dance alongside one of his sajals, K'in Mo' Ajaw. Both the king and his sajal manipulate K'awiil scepters in commemoration of the first hotun of the seventeenth katun.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (A1-D3, G1-H2 and I1-J3):

8- AJAW IK-K'IN-NAL-TI'-HUUN-na 8- TE'-SUUTZ' NAAH-HO'-TUUN U-BAAH-hi ti-CH'AM-AK'-ta ti-CH'AHOOM?-ma ti- ?- yu mi?-xi-NAL ya- ?- BAHLAM AJ- 20- BAAK U-cha-CHAN AJ-u-ku U-cha-CHAN u- ? 3- WINIKHAAB a-ja-wa 3- WINIKHAAB ch'a-jo-ma K'UH- ?- AJAW K'UH-[PA']CHAN-na-AJAW

Waxak-ajaw ik'inal-ti'huun waxak-te'-suutz'. Naah-ho'tuun. U-baah ti-ch'am-ak'Vt ti-ch'ahoom? ti-?, mixnal? ?-bahlam, aj-winik-baak, u-chan aj-uk, u-chan ?, uhx-winikhaab-ajaw, uhx-winikhaab-ch'ahoom, k'uhul-?-ajaw, k'uhul-pa'chan-ajaw.

"It is 8 Ajaw (G9) 8 Sotz'. It is the first ho'tuun. It is his image in the receiving dance, in the ch'ahoom dance?, in the ?-dance?, (at) Mixnal?, Bird Jaguar IV, he of 20 captives, master of Aj Uk, master of Jeweled Skull, three katun lord, three katun ch'ahoom, holy lord of ?, holy lord of pa'chan."

Second passage (F1-F4):

AJ-tza[a] K'IN-ni-MO-AJAW 3- WINIKHAAB sa-ja-la

aj-tza' (or aj-atz) k'inmo'ajaw uhx-winikhaab-sajal

"It is Aj Tza' (or Aj Atz), K'in Mo' Ajaw, the 3 katun sajal".

 
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