Photographer's Note

This panel presents K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II, the ruler of Palenque from 702 - 722 CE and second son of Pakal the Great, as a captive of Toniná. His hands, to be noted, are not bound and he retains much of his jewellery. Significantly, he continues to wear a Jester God headdress, an insignia of office. The glyphs to the right of his leg suggest he was captured in 711 CE. Palenque and Toniná had been fighting each other for a number of years, but his capture did not result in his death. In fact, he may have become a vassal of Toniná, returning to Palenque to finish out his reign. This photograph was taken in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Québec.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-15
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/13 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-20 4:20
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