The origin of this majestic sculpture is unknown, but because of the kind of sculpture and inscriptions there is no doubt it belongs to Tonina. It represents Lord Yuhkno’m? Waywal, also known as Ruler 2 from the Po’ lineage, name of the Tonina Dynasty. It has fabric earflaps characteristic in self-sacrifice rituals and in the hands has a ceremonial bar with snake heads on both ends with their mouth open. The tall headdress has three heads, the lower one is a jaguar, the middle one is blurred and the upper one is a bird. This kind of composition with several animal heads or superimposed deities is very frequent in the Postclassic period not only in the headdresses but also in ceramic ware such as urns and censers. The attire presents the pop or mat design as symbol of their nobility. On the back side, in a long cape that reaches the ground there is an inscription of a double glyph column. This monument was built on that corresponds to July 1, 672 AD.Dra. Federica Sodi MirandaColaboradores: Arqlgo. Hugo Herrera Torres Araceli Ruiz Peláez Mtro. Hugo García Capistran.


  • Title: Monumento 26
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 0600/0900
  • Physical Location: México
  • Toniná, Chiapas: Maya
  • Physical Dimensions: w420 x h1210 x d240 cm (complete)
  • Period: Clásico Tardío (600-900 d.C.)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • 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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