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Naranjo: Altar 1
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LOCATION This altar came to light in 1977 in the collection of Sr. Jorge Castillo, of Guatemala City. As a piece without secure provenience, it would ordinarily have been given a "Collections" designation; however, it can be recognized, on the basis of parallel passages in the two inscriptions, as almost certainly the altar of Stela38 from Naranjo. Presumably it was removed from its setting not long before April 1971, the date of the first visit to Group D by Sr. Rafael Morales H. and the author, for on that occasion signs of recent activity by looters were in evidence.

CONDITION Broken into four pieces, plus a small fragment now lost. Apart from some losses by flaking, the surface condition is good. Red paint can be seen in some of the drilled holes.

MATERIAL Yellowish limestone of fine grain, flawed by weak cleavage planes.

SHAPE Oval, with smoothly dressed face and (to a lesser extent) edges.

CARVED AREAS Upper surface only; text incised, with central cartouchc outlined in slightly greater relief.

PHOTOGRAPH Graham, 1977.

DRAWING Graham, based on a drawing corrected by artificial light.

DIMENSIONS

Max. diameter 0.82 m
Min. diameter 0.61 m
MTh 0.14 m
Rei 0.2 cm
 

 

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