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Uaxactun: Stela 22
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LOCATION A. L. Smith found this stela standing against the back wall of the inner chamber of a two-chamber shrine built along the south side of the central court of Structure A-5, looking outward, that is to the south. The stela was later removed from its setting to permit excavation.

CONDITION The shaft is intact. Collapse of the shrine's roof at an early date may

be inferred from the poor condition of the front of the stela. The sides remained in better condition. Since excavation, the front has deteriorated further.

MATERIAL Limestone.

SHAPE The face of the stela is not quite plane, but recedes slightly near the top and has a low area at about one quarter of its total height. From the front the sides are essentially parallel until they converge asymmetrically toward the flat top. The sides themselves are somewhat convex, and the columns of glyphs on them undulate, conforming to the curvature of the front. The back is roughly hewn and bulges outward with a humpback.

CARVED AREAS Front and both sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS Front: entire shaft, Graham. Partial view of front: Morley. Sides: Graham.

DRAWINGS Graham.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 2.16m
PB 0.43 m
MW 0.93m
WBC 0.90m
MTh 0.40 m
Rel 2.5 cm
 

 

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