Stela 1

Yaxchilan: Lower and Central Register of "Temple Side" of Stela 1 [January 3, 2004]

"The regularity of the imagery and the two-sided format show that this entire composition had a fixed meaning. Each location on the surface of the stone--narrow sides, temple and river sides, and, on the temple side, the upper, middle, and lower registers--was a semantic domain, into which were inserted the particular data pertaining to the individual king, his ancestors, his community, and his deeds."

Carolyn E. Tate, Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City, p. 100