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Uaxactun: Stela 10
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LOCATION This stela was discovered in 1916, lying in the main plaza of Group A, close to Stela 9. The discovery of the latter (the first known Baktun 8 stela) diverted attention from its altar. Not until 1922 was the altar seen not only to be carved, but to have been originally a stela which was later cut down to serve as an altar. According to Morley (1937-38, vol. 1, p. 176), it lay "behind Stela 9 (northeast of it) facing the glyph side of the stela." A. L. Smith's account (in Ricketson and Ricketson 1937, p. 160) and the CIW site plans show it lying beside the stela, to the south. The side then facing up is now referred to as the front.

CONDITION Broken into three pieces, both faces being unevenly and seriously eroded. The inscriptions on the sides, executed in shallow incisions and much reduced by the trimming on the shaft, have noticeably deteriorated since discovery.

MATERIAL Limestone of somewhat coarse grain.

SHAPE The altar retains a section of the erstwhile stela's straight parallel sides, trimmed above and below into semicircular outline.

CARVED AREAS Front and back carved in relief, sides in broad incised lines, any finer incised lines now being obliterated.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 1.10 m (front)
1.17 m (back)
PB 0.28 m (front)
0.21 m (back)
MW 1.08 m
MTh 0.30 m
Rel 3.0 cm
 

 

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