Category:Yaxchilan blood-letting

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Lintel 24, structure 23, Yaxchilan.

The sculpture depicts a sacred blood-letting human sacrifice which took place on 26 October or 28 October 709. King "Shield Jaguar" is shown holding a torch, while Queen "Lady Xoc" draws a barbed rope or a rope studded with obsidian blades through her pierced tongue. It dates from around 725.

See w:Lintel 24, Yaxchilan