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To the left is the partial depiction of Muyaal Hix Chaak, ruler of Pomona, a Maya site about 50 kilometres east of Palenque. To the right we can see a sub-ruler (sajal) and priest (ti'sak hu'n). The event occurs at the close of a 3-day ceremony to celebrate the end of k'atun, January 20, 771 CE. An offering of incense is being presented to a serpent spirit from the waters of the underworld. Of interest, a king of Pomona rose to the throne under the supervision of Palenque's ruler K'inich Kan B'ahlam III in 751 CE, just one k'atun earlier. The panel is of limestone, and was photographed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Québec.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 505] (1561)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-15
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.1, 1/25 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-29 3:41
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