Lintel 24. One of a series of three panels from Structure 23 at Yaxchilan, where it was set above the left (south-east) doorway. The scene represents a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls of blood can be seen around her mouth.    The first two glyphs in the text at the top of the lintel indicate the event and the date on which it took place, AD709. The last glyph represents the Emblem Glyph (that is, the city name in Maya hieroglyphs) of Yaxchilan. The text on the left of the panel contains the name and titles of Lady K'ab'al Xook.    The lintel has traces of red and blue pigment.

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Lintel 24. One of a series of three panels from Structure 23 at Yaxchilan, where it was set above the left (south-east) doorway. The scene represents a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls of blood can be seen around her mouth. The first two glyphs in the text at the top of the lintel indicate the event and the date on which it took place, AD709. The last glyph represents the Emblem Glyph (that is, the city name in Maya hieroglyphs) of Yaxchilan. The text on the left of the panel contains the name and titles of Lady K'ab'al Xook. The lintel has traces of red and blue pigment.

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  • Lintel 24. One of a series of three panels from Structure 23 at Yaxchilan, where it was set above the left (south-east) doorway. The scene represents a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls of blood can be seen around her mouth.    The first two glyphs in the text at the top of the lintel indicate the event and the date on which it took place, AD709. The last glyph represents the Emblem Glyph (that is, the city name in Maya hieroglyphs) of Yaxchilan. The text on the left of the panel contains the name and titles of Lady K'ab'al Xook.    The lintel has traces of red and blue pigment.

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  • Lintel 24: Carved limestone lintel, showing a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls of blood can be seen around her mouth.    The lintel has traces of red and blue pigment.

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  • Lintel 24: Carved limestone lintel, showing a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls of blood can be seen around her mouth.    The lintel has traces of red and blue pigment.

    Full: Front

  • Lintel 24: Carved limestone lintel, showing a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls of blood can be seen around her mouth.    The lintel has traces of red and blue pigment.

    Full: Front

  • Lintel 24: Carved limestone lintel, showing a bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Scrolls

    Full: Front