Yaxchilan, Lintel 24. Ca. 723 CE/AD. Carved limestone relief commemorating a ritual of October 28, 709 CE/AD. Under the glow of a flaming torch, held aloft by the Yaxchilan King, Itzamnaaj B'alam,II, Lady K'ab'al Xoc, both Aunt and wife of the king, draws a stingray-barbed rope through her tongue to induce heavy bleeding onto special papers to be burned in order to release an ancestral oracle.