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Blood Lord of Palenque   --  Schele, 1988

Ahaual of Palenque (Palenque Emblem Glyph)   --  Robertson, 1985

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Drawing: Merle Greene Robertson

Robert Wald (1999) has read the "wavy bone" variant of the Palenque emblem glyph as k'uh-ahaw-bak-la / k'uh[u]l bak ahaw / "holy Palenque lord". In ancient times the kingdom of Palenque was known as Bak, or "Bone".