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Xultun: Stela 24
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LOCATION This stela was found in 1974, lying face down in front of Structure A-23, between Stelae 23 and 25.

CONDITION Most of the stela has survived in fairly good condition, although the stela is broken into three large and many smaller fragments. The areas near the breaks have suffered more than the rest of the monument from damage caused by tree roots. Well-preserved areas of the surface show traces of rcd paint. The carved surface is extremely irregular, with the design following the contours. The sides are more eroded than the front, but most of the damage has been caused by roots growing through the stela, a considerable reduction in thickness having occurred with this crumbling. Several fragments fell off as the monument was being turned and were left on the altar of the stela; they could not be cemented back into place because of their powdery condition.

MATERIAL Porous limestone.

SHAPE Parallel sides with slightly rounded top.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw.

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

REMARKS Eleven small fragments were buried in a small hole in front of the top fragment of the stela, surrounded by chaltecoc posts. The three main fragments, however, were left lying on their sides.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 3.44 m
PB 0.87 m
MW 1.45 m
WBC 1.36 m
MTh 0.68 m approx.
Rel 2.6 cm
 

 

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