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Yaxchilan: Stela 35 [January 3, 2004]

This photo is a view into the mirror suspended behind Stela 35, showing Lady Ik Skull performing a blood sacrifice. Carolyn Tate argues that she was performing this ritual as a ruler of Yaxchilan:

"On the back of the stela, where her tongue bloodletting is actually portrayed, Lady Ik Skull is again named with a Lady Mah K'ina title, dispelling doubt that the title was hers."

Carolyn E. Tate, Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City, p. 124