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Xultun: Stela 4
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LOCATION Northernmost of the two standing stelae facing Structure A-3; discovered in 1920 by the CIW.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

CONDITION The front of the stela (which is in onc piece) has weathered irregularly: the top section has lost almost all detail to flaking and erosion, while the bottom remains in relatively good condition. The sides are poorly preserved.

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw; bottom panel printed from a ClW negative and rectified using the photograph of a plaster cast of the panel.

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

MATERIAL Poor quality limestone.

SHAPE Parallel sides, with a slightly rounded top.

REMARKS In late 1974, Structure A-3 was looted, and most of Stela 4 was buried under stones extracted from the structure during tunneling. A latex mold of the bottom panel was taken in 1974, because the position of the stela's altar made it impossible to photograph the stela.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 2.70 m
PB 0.20 m plus
MW 1.19 m
WBC 1.17 m
MTh 0.83 m
Rel 3.2 cm
 

 

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