Detail drawing of Pakal's Sarcophagus Lid
Schele, Linda, and David A. Freidel. 1990. A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: Plate 111d
Schele, Linda, and Peter Mathews. 1998. The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs. New York: Scribner: 8: 113, Fig. 3.18
This drawing collection is protected by copyright. The drawings contained in this archive are freely available for scholarly study and academic publication. Please contact LACMA's Rights and Reproductions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for written permission and publication-quality image assets.
Details from the sarcophagus cover inside the Temple of the Inscriptions. Shown is the double-headed serpent that undulates through the branches of the tree, with enlargements of the K'awiil ("God K") and Jester God figures who emerge from the open jaws of the serpent. Below is the image of K'inich Janaab Pakal and the Quadripartite Monster.