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Xultun: Stela 14
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LOCATION Southernmost of the five stelae facing Structure B-10.

CONDITION It was found lying face down in 1920 by the CIW. Morley tried to turn it over, but "it was found to be so rotten that the stone scaled off and crumbled, and the attempt had to be abandoned." In 1974, Stela 14 was turned over, a process that took approximately four days. The central portion had crumbled and disappeared. At the top of the stela often more than 95 percent of the thickness had disintegrated; bits and pieces were carefully reassembled (a rather tedious enterprise due to the great variability of the thickness in the fragments that remained). Much of the stela has completely disappeared so that numerous gaps remain, and the pieces that have somehow survived have lost much detail to erosion. The carved surface of this stela (similar to many other monuments in Xultun) is quite irregular.

MATERIAL Very porous limestone.

SHAPE Parallel sides, with slightly rounded top.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw.

DRAWINGS von Euw; based on field drawings corrected by artificial light.

REMARKS Additional fragments were photographed, but since their relative position remains undetermined, they are not included here. The sides of the monument were photographed before it was turned over. Other stelae found lying face down were handled in a similar manner.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 3.34 m (estimated)
PB 0.55 m plus
MW 1.32 m
WBC 1.32 m
MTh approximately
0.70 m
Rel 2.3 cm
 

 

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