Drawing of Interior Panel from Temple of the Cross
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Panel from the Temple of the Cross. Both individuals stand on a skyband. At right, K'inich Kan B'alam II, named by the accession text directly in front of him, holds a small Quadripartite Badge. The larger individual, left, holds a K'awiil figurine. At center, a World Tree rises from a Quadripartite Badge. The Celestial Bird, "Itzam-Ye," perches atop the World Tree while a double-headed serpent curls through the arms of the tree.
Right: CR of 9 Akbal 6 Xul is date of heir designation of K'inich Kan Balam II. Left: CR of 8 Oc 3 Kayab is date of his accession. For full text see SD189 and SD190.