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Xultun: Stela 25
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LOCATION This stela is the easternmost of the three stelae set in front of Structure A-23. It was found in 1974 lying on its face.

CONDITION A large ramon tree growing on the stela had caused two fragments to break off at the top and had destroyed large areas of carving, especially on the right-hand side of the front surface. When examined, even those parts showing well-preserved sculptural detail were seen to be in a precarious state because of rootlets that had penetrated close to the surface. Much of the thickness of the stela has been lost through flaking and erosion, and few details remain on the sides. As occurred with Stelae 23 and 24, many fragments fell off while the stela was being raised and were left on the altar. They could not be reattached with epoxy cement because of their crumbly 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 Nineteen small fragments were buried face up in front of the large bottom piece of the stela in a hole marked by chaltecoc posts.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 3.25 m
PB 0.94 m
MW 1.48 m
WBC 1.45 m
MTh 0.75 m
Rel 3.5 cm
 

 

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