What do the carved stone lintels above the doorways at Yaxchilán depict?

These lintels, commissioned by the rulers of the city, provide a lengthy dynastic record in both text and image. Lintels 24, 25 and 26, set above the three doorways of Structure 23, depict a series of rituals performed by Shield Jaguar II and his wife.

The scene on Lintel 24 depicts Lord Shield Jaguar and Lady K’abal Xook engaged in a bloodletting rite that took place on 9.13. 17.15.

Likewise, what event is portrayed in the elaborately carved lintel showing the Maya ruler Shield Jaguar and his wife Lady XOOK? In these lintels Lady Xoc is seen performing a bloodletting ritual in the presence of Shield Jaguar, communicating with a dead ancestor, and preparing the King for battle. By looking at these lintels in order, we can see the role Lady Xoc played in war and in the ancient rituals of the Maya.

Likewise, what is depicted on the stairway at Yaxchilan?

It depicts 8th-century king Bird Jaguar IV accompanied by his wife Lady Great Skull Zero. Lintel 2 is set above the central doorway of Structure 33.

Who built yaxchilan?

750 CE, which is approached by a double platform with staircases and whose comb is supported by interior buttressing. The structure was built in honour of the mid-8th century CE Yaxchilan ruler Bird-Jaguar (ruled 752-768 CE) whose likeness appeared in stucco decorations in the centre of the building’s roof comb.

What do you mean by lintel?

A lintel or lintol is a structural horizontal block that spans the space or opening between two vertical supports. It can be a decorative architectural element, or a combined ornamented structural item. It is often found over portals, doors, windows and fireplaces.

How do I get to Yaxchilan?

By Public Transportation: To get to Yaxchilan, take a colectivo or bus to Frontera Corozal. You’ll pay a town entry fee of about $30 pesos, then take a taxi to the riverside to then take a boat to the ruins.

What event is portrayed in the elaborately carved lintel?

In the Lintel 23, Communication with Ancestors, Blood Sacrifices and preparing the King for Battle is seen performing by Lady Xoc in the presence of the King Jaguar. In Lintel 24 and 25, Lady Xoc is seen performing blood sacrifice in one or another way.