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Xultun: Stela 18
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LOCATION Southernmost of the four stelae (Stelae 18 to 21) facing Structure B-7.

CONDITION The top fragment was discovered lying on its face in 1921 by the CIW. It was left lying on its side and has suffered little deterioration since then, although it has been rather badly stained by lichen. Morley apparently never saw the butt of this stela, which was nearby enveloped by a large ramon tree. The laborious removal of the tree in 1974 unfortunately yielded no new sculptured details, the roots of the tree apparently having obliterated the carved surfaces. The fragment is approximately 1.30 m long. The top of the stela was never found and has probably disintegrated.

MATERIAL Poor quality limestone.

SHAPE Parallel sides. Form of top unknown.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw.

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

DiMENSIONS (fragment illustrated)

H 2.10 m
MW 1.35 m
MTh approximately
0.40 m
Rel 2.7 cm
 

 

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