Quirigua: Monument 9

Quirigua: Monument 9, North Side [January 8, 2004]

"Both the north and the south sides of this monument are carved with double columns of glyphs. The Initial Series date on the northern face records the dedicatory date of [800 A.D.] using bar and dot notation. Jade Sky is named in the text on the south side, followed by an apparent title and the Quirigua "emblem glyph." A reference to 16 hel indicates that this ruler was the 16th in the dynastic succession."

Robert J. Sharer, Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center & Its Sculptures, Carolina Academic Press, 1990, p. 48-9