The Inscriptions from Temple XIX at Palenque: A Commentary

Solapas principales

Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsStuart, D, de Lara, JPérez
PublisherThe Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute
CitySan Francisco, CA
Other NumbersLibrary of Congress: 2005936998
Palabras claveglyphs, Maya epigraphy, Mesoamerican writing systems

From p. 15: "In this study I will consider each of the four Temple XIX monuments separately, in the order presented above (this corresponds, as it happens, to the order of their discovery). A greater amount of space naturally will be devoted to the lengthy platform inscriptions, but it is important to understand from the outset that all three inscribed settings—the alfarda, the pier with its stone and stucco panels, and the platform—are thematically linked and exhibit some redundant or overlapping information. Interpreting one text entails an occasional reference to one or both of the others."