P A L E N Q U E 8
2021 Oil, mica pigment on paper (24 x 18") at 720.
Palenque was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The Palenque ruins date from 226 BC to 799 AD. Palenque contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced. Much of the history of Palenque has been reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments; historians now have a long sequence of the ruling dynasty of Palenque in the 5th century and extensive knowledge of the city-state's rivalry with other states such as Calakmul and Toniná.