Dintel 58


Museo Nacional de Antropología, México

Museo Nacional de Antropología, México

The lintel 58 belonged originally to the western access of the structure 54 of Yaxchilan, a palace located in the southeast corner of the great architectural complex. The lintels and stelae in Yaxchilan have always attracted specialists due to the clean of the handwriting and the information contained in its reliefs, which show mainly scenes of rulers, warriors and captives. The scene on the lintel commemorates a ceremony with Chelte’ Chan K’inich Kohkaaj? B’ahlam at the right, who ruled the destiny of Yaxchilan as the fourteenth ruler of the city, his name appears on the bottom row, and is holding a scepter, symbol of government. His uncle, on his mother’s side, also participates in the ceremony, whose title appears on the first glyph in the upper section, this character holds up a ceremonial ax and in the left hand a solar shield. The 9th century marks the end of the Classic period of Mayan cities, since the main centers of the Usumacinta River-Palenque area, Piedras Negras and Yaxchilan were abandoned at the beginning of that century.Dra. Federica Sodi MirandaColaboradores: Arqlgo. Hugo Herrera Torres Araceli Ruiz Peláez Mtro. Hugo García Capistran.

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  • Title: Dintel 58
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 0300/0600
  • Location: México
  • Yaxchilán, Chiapas: Maya
  • Physical Dimensions: w780 x h1880 x d250 cm (complete)
  • Period: Clásico Temprano (576 d.C.)
  • Type: Architectural feature
  • Rights: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia., INAH. Proyecto de Digitalización de las Colecciones Arqueológicas del Museo Nacional de Antropología. CONACULTA-CANON-MNA.
  • External Link: http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx
  • Medium: Piedra Caliza


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