Schele, Linda, and Peter Mathews. 1998.The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs. New York: Scribner: 8: Fig. 3.24
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Detail of carved jade pendant worn by K'inich Janaab Pakal on the sarcophagus cover, Temple of the Inscriptions. The pendant depicts a turtle, which may relate to the rebirth of the Maize God from the cracked turtle shell.