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  • Altar 1
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  • Stela 1
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  • Stela 3
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  • Stela 5
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  • Stela 10
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  • Stela 12
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  • Stela 16
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Uaxactun: Stela 16
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LOCATION When discovered by Morley in 1916, the stela was standing in front of Structure D-5, a small temple at the northern extremity of Group D. Stela 15 stood alongside Stela 16 to the west. (Both stelae were later lowered to the ground to permit examination of their settings.)

CONDITION The shaft is unbroken, the carving badly eroded on both sides.

MATERIAL Limestone.

SHAPE From the front, the shaft tapers gracefully to a parabolic top; the outline of the back is more parallel-sided. The butt is asymmetrical and blunt.

CARVED AREAS Front carved in low relief, back in intaglio rilevata.

PHOTOGRAPHS Front: Graham. Back:

Morley, 1922. Stereophotos: Graham.

DRAWING Graham, based on stereophotos.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 1.68 m
PB O.93m
MW O.95m
WBC 0.95m
MTh O.55m
Rel 3.0 cm
 

 

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