Image:  2887

File date:  2000-10-16

Caption:  Yaxchilán Lintel 24

Description:  Maya Limestone Yaxchilán Lintel 24 110.5 x80.6x10.1 cm. Records a bloodletting ritual that took place on October 28, 709 AD. Shield Jaguar holds a torch as his wife Lady Xoc pulls a cord through her tongue. The British Museum, London. Published The Blood of Kings p. 187

Photograph by Justin Kerr