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Coba: Stela 12
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PREVIOUS DESIGNATION Stela 14 (Pollock 1929, p. 329).

LOCATION Found in 1929 by Pollock; the lower portion was standing in a shrine just south of the stairway leading to Courts A and B of the Coba Group. There is a difference of forty degrees in orientation between the west-facing stairway and the southwest-facing stela and shrine.

CONDITION Shattered. Seven fitting fragments and one other were found by Pollock, and in 1993 others were excavated by Alejandro Martínez, including three with preserved sculptural detail. Damage due to weathering ranges from slight to destructive. The actual fit of two of them has not been tried.

MATERIAL Shelly limestone with marked bedding planes; these have caused some of the carved surface to flake off.

SHAPE Outline uncertain. Front fairly flat except for right-hand edge behind captive, which recedes. Left side well dressed; back rough.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 1.49 m plus
PB 0.45 m
MW 1.38 m
WBC 1.36 m
MTh 0.29 m
Rel 1.4 cm

CARVED AREAS Front only.

PHOTOGRAPHS Lower portion, Pollock; four fragments, Graham.

DRAWING Graham, based on photographs and a field drawing of the lower portion, corrected by artificial light.

 

 

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