The Lady Wak Tuun has shed a lot of blood in a bloodletting ceremony that possibly occurred in 755 CE. She was one of the wives of Yaxchilan's ruler, Yaaxun B'ahlam IV (Bird Jaguar). In her hands, there is a basket containing a stingray spine, rope, and pieces of bark paper, wet with her blood. Another container of bloodied papers at her feet has been set afire - an offering to the ancestors. Out of the smoke appears a vision serpent from whose maw emerges a human head that converses with Lady Wak Tuun.
Photographed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Québec,
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