Palenque: East Court of the Palace [January 1, 2004]

The east court was ornamented with large slabs of coarse limestone carved with subservient figures. One imagines that sacrificial rituals also took place within the Palace; the proximity of accession and sacrificial iconography probably indicates their close relationship in the rites of kingship.

Mary Ellen Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec, p. 125