Drawing of Palenque Tablet of the Slave
Schele, Linda, and Peter Mathews. 1979. The Bodega of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks: No. 141
L. Schele, "The Demotion of the Palenque Ruler Chac-Zutz: Lineage Compounds and Subsidiary Lords at Palenque." In Sixth Palenque Round Table, 1986, 1990: 10, Fig. 5
L. Schele, "Geneaological Documentation on the Tri-figure Panels at Palenque." In Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque 1979: 60, Fig. 18a
C. Baudez and P. Mathews, "Capture and Sacrifice at Palenque." In Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque 1979: 38 Fig. 10
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Reconstructed fragments from panel known as the "Tablet of the Orator." Kneeling figure with flapstaff and bundle of cloth draped over one arm; a hand close to the mouth with a speech scroll leading to hieroglyphic text gives the panel its modern name. Text records a bloodletting ritual.
Originally found on west alfarda of Tower stairs, Southwest Court, Palace, and South Platform of Tower, although this may not have been its original context; see Sculpture of Palenque 1985 (Vol. III):77. See also SD145.