Lintel 16 is a beautifully preserved sculptured monument from the Maya classic period. Its hieroglyphic text can be completely read, and the scene, featuring two persons, is well understood. Before the carved stone slab was removed to London in 1883 it spanned the central doorway of a royal mansion of the great Yaxchilan-king YAXUN BALAM IV as a lintel. The two figures and the text could thus only be viewed from below. YAXUN BALAM IV was the fourth king of that name in the royal dynasty of Yaxchilan. He was born on 126.96.36.199.10 8 OK 13 YAX which corresponds to August 23, 709 A.D. in the Julian Calendar.