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Uaxactun: Stela 21
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LOCATION When found in 1916, the stela was standing on the south side of Structure B-4, facing the plaza of Group B, and was classified as uncarved. When A. L. Smith investigated the setting of the stela thirteen years later, he found the butt to bear the remains of a carved design.

CONDITION Unbroken. The buried remnant of carving is quite well preserved. It is clear that the rest of the carved design on that face was purposely obliterated; the hardness of the stone precludes the possibility of total erosion. The other three sides seem to have been plain from the start.

MATERIAL A hard limestone.

SHAPE The shaft was carefully dressed, with slightly bulging sides. The irregular outline of the top may be due to erosion.

CARVED AREAS Front only.

PHOTOGRAPH Graham.

DRAWING Graham.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 2.75m
PB 0.32m
MW 1.20 m
WBC 1.12m
MTh 0.44 m
Rel 0.3 cm
 

 

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