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Uaxactun: Stela 17
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LOCATION When discovered in 1916, the stela stood in the small central plaza of Group D, close in front of Structure D-3. The carved side of this stela faced the mound, for which reason it was initially reported as uncarved. A plain stela stands alongside it to the southeast. While examining the setting of the stela, A. L. Smith found the lidded entrance to an empty chultun beneath a plaster floor very dose to the stela on its northwest side.

CONDITION The shaft is intact. Weathering of the surface in some areas has been severe, in others less damaging because uniform and without pitting.

MATERIAL Limestone of uneven quality, being hard and fine-textured in parts.

SHAPE Irregular in outline, and having a front surface that was poorly dressed prior to carving. The sides, though smoothly finished, are likewise undulant.

CARVED AREAS Front (southwest face) only, unless weathering has obliterated all traces of carving on the opposite face.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham.

DRAWING Graham, based on a field drawing corrected by artificial light. Position of base of carving is unclear.

DIMENSIONS

HI 3.62 m
MW 1.12 m
MTh 0.49 m
Rel 1.5 cm approx.
 

 

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