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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  157
Description:  Reconstruction of stucco reliefs from the entablature of the temple of the cross. the upper drawing is based on the remains of the north side; the lower drawing is based on the extant remains of the west side. the reliefs represent witz-like deities with gaping mouths. tiny humans sit either atop or near the stone, reptilian front legs of each witz-creature; fish nibble the waterlilies that surround the witz-creatures' heads.
Current Location:  Palenque, Temple Of The Cross
Architectural Feature:  Roofcomb
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Witz Deity; Fish; Vegetation
Publications:  L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990:238-239, Fig. 6:11
A. Maudslay, Biologia Centrali Americana 1974 (Vol. IV): Plate 68a,b
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  172
Description:  Panel, temple of the foliated cross (image and flanking text panels). at left, k'inich kan b'alam ii stands on a flowering witz ("mountain") while holding a jester god figurine. on the right, a smaller person stands on a shell glyphically identified as the supernatural location "matawil." at center, a world tree, embellished with jewels and maize god heads, grows from a waterlily monster. itzam-ye (the celestial bird) perches atop the tree.
Current Location:  At Site
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Notes:  See sd192 and sd 193 for detail drawings of the text.
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Accession; Celestial Bird, Itzam-ye; Jester God; Witz Deity; Waterlily Deity
Publications:  L. Schele, "Accession Iconography of Chan-Bahlum in the Group of the Cross at Palenque." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:Fig. 10
L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990:Fig. 6.12
M. Foncerrada de Molina, "El Sacrificio por Decapitation en Palenque." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:179, Fig. 2
E.P. Benson, "Ritual Cloth and Palenque Kings." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:45-58
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  177
Description:  Composite drawing of fragments from north sanctuary jamb, temple of the sun. the image shows k'inich kan b'alam ii standing front of a witz deity that has been decorated with fire and maize vegetation. kan b'alam ii holds a staff or lance in his left hand. the text surrounding kan b'alam ii records mak'ina janaab pakal and lady tz'akbu' ajaw as his parents.
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Notes:  The text above the panel (labeled c1-g1) reads k'ul-li (likely "his gods") mak'ina kan b'alam bak-way-ya ("bone transformation / supernatural") ah-pitzi-?-wa ("he the ballplayer") k'ul bak ahaw ("holy lord of palenque").
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Accession; Witz Deity; Vegetation
Publications:  L. Schele, "Accession Iconography of Chan-Bahlum in the Group of the Cross at Palenque." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:Fig. 12
L. Schele and P. Mathews, The Bodega of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico 1979: No. 331
Notebook for the XVIth Maya Hieroglyphic Writing Workshop 1992:196
M. Cohodas, "Iconography of the Panels of the Sun, Cross, and the Foliated Cross at Palenque: Part III." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:163, Fig. 4
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  178
Description:  Composite drawing of fragments from south sanctuary jamb, temple of the sun. the image depicts k'inich kan b'alam ii standing in front of a witz deity that has been decorated with fire and maize vegetation. in front of him rises a stack of repeating supernatural faces. kan b'alam ii holds a jaguar head or figurine that rests on a miniature bench. he wears an elaborate backrack composed of what appears to be the quadripartite badge.
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Notes:  The text in front of k'inich kan balam ii is badly eroded.
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Accession; Witz Deity; Vegetation; Jaguar; Quadripartite Badge
Publications:  L. Schele, "Accession Iconography of Chan-Bahlum in the Group of the Cross at Palenque." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:Fig. 12
L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1986:234-261
M. Cohodas, "Iconography of the Panels of the Sun, Cross, and the Foliated Cross at Palenque: Part III." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:163, Fig. 4
Notebook for the XVIth Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop 1992:177-198
E.P. Benson, "Ritual Cloth and Palenque Kings." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:45-58, Fig. 4
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  179
Description:  Composite drawing of fragments from south sanctuary jamb, temple of the sun. the image depicts k'inich kan b'alam ii standing in front of a witz deity that has been decorated with fire and maize vegetation. in front of him rises a stack of repeating supernatural faces. kan b'alam ii holds a jaguar head or figurine that rests on a miniature bench. he wears an elaborate backrack composed of what appears to be the quadripartite badge.
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Notes:  See also sd178 (older version). the text in front of k'inich kan balam ii is badly eroded.
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Accession; Witz Deity; Vegetation; Jaguar; Quadripartite Badge
Publications:  Notebook for the XVIth Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop 1992:177-198
L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990: Fig. 6.13
M. Cohodas, "Iconography of the Panels of the Sun, Cross, and the Foliated Cross at Palenque: Part III." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:163, Fig. 4
L. Schele, "Accession Iconography of Chan-Bahlum in the Group of the Cross at Palenque." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:Fig. 12
E.P. Benson, "Ritual Cloth and Palenque Kings." In Art, Iconography & Dynastic History of Palenque, Part III, Proceedings of Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque; 1976:45-58, Fig. 4
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  185
Description:  Detail of witz monster from panel inside temple of the foliated cross.
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Publications:  L. Schele and P. Mathews, The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs 1998:417
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Site:  Tikal
Schele Number:  2052
Description:  Detail of colossal stucco mask from fašade flanking stairs of structure 5d-33-2nd. mask represents open-mouthed witz ("pyramid" or "mountain").
Architectural Feature:  Fašade
Chronological Era:  Early Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Witz Deity
Publications:  L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990:169, Fig. 5:2
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  238
Description:  Pencil sketch of fragments from south sanctuary jamb, temple of the sun. the image depicts kan b'alam ii standing in front of a witz deity decorated with fire and maize vegetation. in front of him rises a stack of repeating supernatural faces. kan b'alam ii holds a jaguar head or figurine that rests on a miniature bench. he wears an elaborate backrack composed of what appears to be the quadripartite badge.
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Accession; Witz Deity; Vegetation; Jaguar; Quadripartite Badge
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Site:  Palenque
Schele Number:  240
Description:  Comparison of baselines from the cross group panels. from top: temple of the cross, temple of the foliated cross, temple of the sun.
Current Location:  N/a
Architectural Feature:  Panel, Tablet
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Quadripartite Badge; Skyband; Witz Deity; Waterlily Deity; Vegetation
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Schele Number:  3519
Description:  Various representations of the witz or "mountain." top figure = base from bonampak stela 1 shows maize god emerging from cleft in mountain. second row, left=personified mountain from metropolitan pot; right=full-figure witz from stela d, copan. bottom row, left=personified eccentric flint from tablet of the slaves, palenque; right=stone ax head from dumbarton oaks panel.
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Witz Deity; God E, Maize God
Publications:  L. Schele and M. Miller, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art 1986:45-46
D. Freidel, L. Schele and J. Parker, Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path, 1993:200, Fig. 4:17(a)
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Site:  Bonampak
Schele Number:  3522
Description:  Detail from stela showing stacked witz monsters with maize god seated in eye socket.
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  God E, Maize God; Witz Deity
Publications:  D. Freidel, L. Schele and J. Parker, Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path, 1993:141, Fig. 3:11(b)
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Site:  Tabasquena, Copan
Schele Number:  3532
Description:  Detail of open-mouthed witz monster at temple 1, tabasquena, campeche and stacked witz monster masks on southwest corner, structure 10l-22, copan.
Architectural Feature:  Doorway
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Witz Deity
Publications:  L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990:72, Fig. 2:6; 73, Fig. 2:7
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Schele Number:  3558
Description:  Details of various places and objects, including: cave as the mouth of the witz monster; detail of bonampak witz monster; surface of the water; otot ("house"); pitzil ("ballcourt"); nab ("swamp" or "lake"); cenote; chan ("sky"); cab ("earth"); lakam tun ("stela"); and cave in earth.
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Iconographic Features:  Astronomy; Ballgame; Cave; Water, Underworld; Witz Deity
Publications:  L. Schele and D. Freidel, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya 1990:68, Fig. 2:2
L. Schele and P. Mathews, The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs 1998:42-43, Fig. 1.13b, 1.14
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Schele Number:  4065
Description:  Various isolated glyphs describing witz' ("pyramid"); and ol or way ("sinkhole")
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
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Schele Number:  4084
Description:  Various isolated glyphs recording witz ("pyramid").
Chronological Era:  Late Classic
Culture:  Maya
Publications:  L. Schele and P. Mathews, The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs 1998:22, Fig. 1.4
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