Jasaw Chan K’awiil I of Tikal

A Maya King who reigned from 682-734 CE. Here’s a portrait of him “with headdress and cloak of quetzal feathers”.

Drawing of Jasaw Chan K''awiil I of Tikal, a Maya King

by Terry Rutledge

That’s a rendering of this portrait:

Portrait of Jasaw Chan K''awiil I of Tikal on a Stela

Via @archaeologyart who note that “Knowledge of quetzal ecology was required to obtain the feathers.⁣”

Khan Academy has a lot more information on the king and the stela.

I know painfully little about Maya history and must amend this somehow.