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Yaxchilan: Lintel 6
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LOCATION  Found by Maler in debris in front of the central doorway of the north-facing front of Structure 1.

CONDITION  Unbroken. In good condition when found, except for erosion in the area occupied by glyph column A, where the stone was naturally soft, or had become softened. Since discovery, the sculpture has lost some fine detail; erosion of glyph column A and part of the headdress has been severe.

MATERIAL  Fine-grained limestone, flawed by holes.

SHAPE  Sculptured surface is flat; the sides are parallel.

DIMENSIONS
MW
HSc
WSc
MTh
Rel
0.88 m
0.89 m
0.79 m
0.31 m
0.3 cm

CARVED AREAS  Underside only.

PHOTOGRAPH  Reproduced from Maler's original negative of 1900.

DRAWING  Graham, based on field drawing corrected by artificial light and on a plaster cast made by Maler.

 

 

INSCRIPTIONS

DATES

9.16.1.8.6 8 Kimi 14 Mak (12 Oct, 752)

DESCRIPTION

The lintel depicts Bird Jaguar IV in dance alongside his chief sajal, K'an Tok Wayib. Both men wield jaguar paw scepters, but the king also supports a tall staff with a miniature idol of K'awiil perched atop it.   In his right hand, the sajal holds a rectangular object, probably a wooden box filled with auto-sacrificial equipment.

TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION

First passage (A1-A7):

8- CHAM? 14-ma-*MAK *AK'-*ta-ja *ti- ? AJ- *20- *BAAK 3- WINIKHAAB-AJAW ya- ?- BAHLAM

Waxak-ajaw chanlajuun-mak, ak'taj ti-?, aj-winik-baak, uhx-winikhaab-ajaw, ?-bahlam

"On 8 Ajaw 14 Mak, he dances with the ?, he of 20 captives, the 3 katun lord, Bird Jaguar IV."

Second passage (B1-B7):

U-BAAH-ji ti-AK'-ta ti-CHAK-AT-ta U-cha-CHAN ko-TE'-AJAW K'AN-*TOK-*ko-wa-*WAY[*bi] ba-sa-ja-la

U-baah ti-ak'Vt ti-chakat, u-chan kokte'-ajaw, k'antokwayib baah-sajal

"It is his image in the act of dancing with the chakat, the captor of Kokte' Ajaw, K'an Tok Wayib, the head (or chief) sajal."

 
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