Altar Q

Copan: Altar Q [January 9, 2004]

The founder of the dynasty, Yax Kuk Mo', is pictured passing the emblem of office to the last king of Copán, Yax Pasah. All sixteen of the rulers of Copán are represented in order around Altar Q. Yax Kuk Mo's name appears in his headdress, but all other figures are identified by the hieroglyphs they sit upon. Yax Kuk Mo sits on a glyph meaning "Lord". The glyphs between Yax Kuk Mo' and Yax Pasah represent the accession date of Yax Pasah.