Bonampak Structure 6, Lintel 4

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This lintel is located above the doorway to structure 6.
It depicts ruler holding a bicephallic (two-headed) serpent bar,
with deities emerging from each of the serpent's jaws.
This symbolism is thought to convey the sacred qualities of the ruler,
as the one who can connect with the spirit world,
and as the one who controls the celestial realm.