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Xultun: Stela 13
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LOCATION The lower fragment of the stela is standing in place at the base of the stairway leading up to Structure B10. The upper portion of the stela was found lying against a tree in the passage east of Structure 8-14.

COMMON In 1920 the stela was found in two pieces: Morley called the lower piece Stela 13 and classified the upper fragment as Stela 11. It seems probable that both pieces are in fact parts of the same stela, now known as Stela 13. Both fragments have suffered greatly from erosion, and considerable flaking has destroyed most of the inscriptions on the sides. The upper fragment has broken in two since Morley's visit and has also lost additional detail owing to weathering and flaking.

MATERIAL Poor quality limestone.

SHAPE Generally parallel sides gradually tapering to a rounded top.

CARVED AREAS Front is carved in relief; the sides are carved in a combination of intaglio bars and dots and intaglio rilevato glyphs (they may almost be considered heavily incised).

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw.

DRAWINGS von Euw; based on field drawings corrected by artificial light. Some details were obtained from CIW photographs.

REMARKS Morley erroneously states that the bottom fragment had no inscriptions on its sides; inexplicably he also states that the break in the upper fragment occurred immediately below Glyph A-4, whereas, in fact, three more glyphs are clearly visible.

DIMENSIONS

HLC approximately
3.16 m
PB unknown
MW 1.05 m
WBC 1.05 m
MTh approximately
0.50 m
Rel 2.5 cm
 

 

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