King Chan-Bahlun (Bird-Jaguar)
King Chan-Bahlun (Bird-Jaguar) cast
stone plaque with antique stone finish
reproduction from the temple of the
Foliated Cross, Palenque, Mexico. 692
A.D. This sculpture is a fragment of a
larger scene that shows one of the
ascention rituals of Chan-Bahlum to the
throne of the city of Palenque.
Chan-Bahlum is shown presenting the
"Tialoc", a symbol of ritual bloodletting to
the foliated tree of life. This scene
occurs in Xibalba, the Maya underworld.
Chan-Bahlum and his father Pacal were
the most important kings of Palenque
and their reign can be considered the
golden period of Palenque during which
the city became the most important
religious and political center in the
Yucatan. Chan-Bahlun was born in 635
A.D., ascended to the throne on 684 A.D.
at the age of 48 and died in 702 A.D.
Product No: #052
Weight: 3 Lb.
Dimensions: W: 7.25" H: 14" D: 0.5"
In Stock: Yes