Palace Tablet Figure Detail
M.G. Robertson, The Sculpture of Palenque Vol. III, 1985:54, Figs. 259-284;
L. Schele, "Geneaological Documentation on the Tri-figure Panels at Palenque." In Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque, Vol. IV, 1979:52, Fig. 10
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Palace Tablet (detail of figures only). The central figure is K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II, flanked by his parents (on the left is K'inich Janaab Pakal and on the right, Lady Tz'akbu Ajaw). The figures sit on benches associated with the Three Stones of Creation. Pakal holds a Drum Major Headdress with a Jester God diadem. Lady Tz'akbu Ajaw, wearing a jade skirt, displays a bowl containing a personified eccentric flint and flayed face shield.
Originally located in the northern corridor of House A-D of the Palace, on the center of the north facing wall facing outward. First LC (184.108.40.206.0) records birth of K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II. See also SD121 and SD126.