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Xultun: Stela 17
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LOCATION Northernmost of the five stelae in front of Structure B-10.

CONDITION When discovered by the CIW in 1920, the stela had a large ramon tree growing on it, which was crushing and effacing most of its carved surfaces. In 1975 the two large fragments were rurned over and, as they did not include the base, a careful search was made for the lower portion of the monument. The thickness of the lower panel of the stela had been reduced by about 80 percent, and consequently it took substantial digging to expose the fragments. These were carefully reassembled, leaving only a few gaps in an otherwise complete and reasonably well preserved panel. The sides show little more than traces of carving.

MATER1AL Poor quality, porous limestone.

SHAPE Parallel sides, with slightly curved top.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw.

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

REMARKS There are traces of red paint in the background area above the face of the personage. The bottom panel was buried near the base of the stela. Morley did not indicate an altar for this monument, but it is unclear whether the nearest altar was. associated with this stela or with Stela 16, or both.

DlMENS10NS

HLC 3.10 m
PB approximately
0.50 m
MW 1.16 m
WBC 1.12 m
MTh approximately
0.74 m
Rel 4.5 cm
 

 

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