Aj Yaxjal B’aak

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Late Classic ceramic vessel from the Maya ruins of Ixtutz, from where Aj Yaxjal B’aak ruled. Now in the Museo Regional del Sureste de Petén in Dolores.

Aj Yaxjal B’aak (ruled c. 780[1]) was the only known ruler of the Maya city of Ixtutz, which was the most important city in the Dolores region.[2]

A stela dated to AD 780 records a ceremony performed by Aj Yaxjal B’aak and attended by his overlord from the Petexbatún, most likely to have been Tan Te' K'inich of Aguateca, and 28 other lords from both within the Dolores valley and further afield.[3]


  1. ^ Zender, p. 4.
  2. ^ Laporte & Escobedo 2009, p.54.
  3. ^ Zender, pp. 4, 6.


Laporte, Juan Pedro; Héctor L. Escobedo (2009). "Ixtutz: Algunas consideraciones generales" (PDF online publication). Ixtutz y Curucuitz: Entidades políticas de la cuenca alta del río Poxte, Dolores y Poptun, Petén. Monografía 8, Atlas Arqueológico de Guatemala (in Spanish). Dirección General de Patrimonio Cultural y Natural, Guatemala. pp. 44–56. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
Zender, Marc (Spring 2004). "Glyphs for "Handspan" and "Strike" in Classic Maya Ballgame Texts" (PDF). The PARI Journal. San Francisco, CA: Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute. IV (4): 1–9. ISSN 1531-5398. OCLC 44780248. Archived from the original (PDF online facsimile) on 2011-06-14.