Structure 21

Yaxchilan: INAH Sign at Structure 21 [January 3, 2004]

"Maudslay had recognized the city's remarkable vision, carting off numerous lintels and stelas to the British Museum and instituting the archaeology of theft in Mesoamerica. Among his prizes were two sequences of door lintels numbering 15 through 17 [from Structure 21] and 24 through 26 [Structure 23], masterpieces that depict, in successive narrative panels as in a comic strip, a historical occurrence of ritual bloodletting, the vision it produced, and the subsequent captive sacrifice the vision justified."

Christopher Shaw, Sacred Monkey River: A Canoe Trip with the Gods, p. 275