On August 22, 731, a Mayan ruler in the Late Classic Mayan empire came to power in Piedras Negras, and his ascent was immortalized in stone. This stone sculpture, called a stela, shows the ruler at the top of a scaffold framed by a skyband with a celestial bird. A dead sacrificial victim lays across an altar at the bottom register. For a better view of this complex image, please visit the digital collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI).
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