Tablet of the Palace
Item Number: BRKA03
This handmade bark painting depicts a "full figure" glyph carved on the Tablet of the Palace. The figure on the left is the god of the number eleven, while the modling on the right represents the Mayan god Ahau. The combination of the two therefore reads 11 Ahau. Each day was a separate deity, since each date consisted of a number and a name. Originally from the Palenque Museum in Chiapas.
Papel Amate, or painted bark paper, is an art form