{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 22735, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22735", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.145", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "746 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "746", "_Disp_End_Date" : "746", "Disp_Title" : "Relief Panel with Seated Lord", "Alt_Title" : "Kuna-Lacanha Panel 1", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "69.85 cm x 167.64 cm x 7 cm (27 1/2 in. x 66 in. x 2 3/4 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "69.85 cm", "Disp_Width" : "167.64 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "limestone", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "limestone", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Architectural Element", "Creation_Place2" : "Maya", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Late Classic", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 751 / Bliss number B-145.MAS / DO number PC.B.145 (63. 46*) Previously on record in Period/Style field: Late Classic In his book "Secret of the Forest, on Track of Maya Temples" the German explorer Wolfgang Cordan described the discovery of this object (PC.B.145). There, he tells how… in January of 1956 they start to clear buildings at the site of Lacanha (called Kuná-Akaché in the book) and after several failed attempts of “findings” they reach a large mound located among a series of “motículos” which look like islands on a part where Río Cedro has no banks, more than half a mile north (?) of Group 1. This mound consists of a square, walled terrace, upon which there is the ruin of a temple with round pillars. The stone was not in situ; he describes how “Building stone thrown down and lying about in utter confusion make this a desolate and discouraging spot. But I notice one large rectangular slab of stone which could only be a stela. We succeeded in turning it over with the greatest difficulty, and found a magnificent relief in perfect preservation: a priest enthroned and surrounded by many glyphs, holding in his arms a very large ceremonial scepter, with the serpent mask of the sun-god at each hand.” Then, after writing about the inscriptions and it meanings he said about the discovery….”We were silent for a long time; and then we made a pact. The Lacandón (ceramics) had been driven from the temples of Yaxchilán and their incense bowls broke; the brilliant coloured frescoes of their ancestors at Bonampak had been destroyed; but this one spot (the location of/and PC.B.145) should be theirs (the Indian) forever. We swore on oath never to reveal it. Only three Lacandon besides Lampo and me and a young American (Robert Bruce?) who was then accompanying me as assistant. The discovery of Kuna went to his head (Bruce’s); he followed the strange gods of Publicity (maybe the article referred to in the handwritten letter to Mr. R.W. Bliss from Erick Thopmson of July 15, 1960 = see historical background) and has come to no good. But he has kept his oath” then, on a foot note on page 194 of the book Cordan says about Bruce silence: “I was wrong. The stone was later offered for sale in Mexico City, from photographs. It had been cut across horizontally and then vertically behind the priest’s head. This was the work of a gang of American antique-thieves, who also sold eight reliefs from Yaxchilán. It is easy to guess who put them up to it.” A photo of Wolfgang and the lintel, immediately after it discovery, appears in the cover of the 1959 German version of the book and inside the 1964 English version (lam. 35 and 36). Over 3 kilos, couldnt be weighed", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.145.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.145.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.145.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.145.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19328", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22738, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22738", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.528", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "702-711 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "702", "_Disp_End_Date" : "711", "Disp_Title" : "Panel ", "Alt_Title" : "Relief Panel with Three Figures", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "167.01 cm x 100.01 cm x 7 cm (65 3/4 in. x 39 3/8 in. x 2 3/4 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "167.01 cm", "Disp_Width" : "100.01 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "limestone", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "limestone", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Architectural Element", "Creation_Place2" : "Maya", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Late Classic", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Bliss number B-528.MAS / DO number PC.B.528 (63.47) See Ranneft, 1967. See Proskouriakoff, 1963 and See Coe, 1963 for historical notes. Possibly of a pair with a panel in Mexico''s Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see Stuart blog (printed in dossier): http://decipherment.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/palenques-two-of-a-kind/ Over 3 kilos couldnt be weighed", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.528.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.528.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.528.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.528.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19717", "Image_Type" : "transparency", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }