Corpus Volume 9

Ichmul de Morley, Panels 1 and 2, Yucatán, Mexico

Vicinity Map: Location of Ichmul, Yucatán, México. Source of base map: Mundo Maya, Maya World. Edición Quimera (2007). http://www.quimeramx.com

Photographs of Ichmul de Morley Panels 1 and 2 were taken by Bruce Love in 2016 and 2019, respectively. On June 29, 2016, Panel 1 was still in the entryway at Hotel Mérida on the corner of Calles 60 and 57 (Figure 1). Love photographed it in the evening when it was dark enough to use artificial lighting. In July the piece was moved by INAH to Palacio Cantón (Smith 2019:4).

Figure 1. Ichmul de Morley Panel 1 in the entryway of Hotel Mérida in Mérida, prior to its being moved to Museo Regional de Antropología de Yucatán Palacio Cantón. Source: Xataka Mexico

On April 22, 2019, archaeologist Sandra Balanzario (INAH Chetumal) generously made arrangements for Love to photograph Panel 2 in Museo Maya de Cancún (Figure 2) where it is currently curated and displayed.

Figure 2. Ichmul de Morley Panel 2 in Museo Maya de Cancún.

Photographs and drawings by Bruce Love.


Ichmul de Morley, Panels 1 and 2

 

Ichmul de Morley, Panel 1

Height at highest point: 0.85 m
Width at widest point: 1.29 m
Thickness: 0.28-0.30 m

 

Ichmul de Morley, Panel 2

The piece was not measured at the time it was photographed (April 22, 2019), but according to Sylvanus Morley’s field notes (Smith 2019:Figure 8), the panel is 2’ 2” high (60 cm), 3’ 4” wide (102 cm), and 8” thick (20 cm).

 

Smith, J. Gregory. “The History of the Ichmul de Morley Ballplayer Panels” Contributions to Mesoamerican Studies, November 3, 2019. https://brucelove.com/research/contribution-009/

Suggested Citation: Love, Bruce. “Corpus Volume 9: Ichmul de Morley, Panels 1 and 2, Yucatán, Mexico.” Contributions to Mesoamerican Studies, November 3, 2019. https://brucelove.com/corpus/corpus-volume-009

Downloadable PDF: CtMS_Corpus_V009_Ichmul_de_Morley_Panels

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