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LOCATION Found on a low platform at the foot of the stairway leading up the west side of Structure A-3. The lower part was in situ, facing 213 degrees magnetic, whereas temple faces west.

CONDITION Intact; Broken into two main and four small fragments and butt. Restored and re-erected in about 1980. Erosion varies from moderate to very serious, with much pitting. If the left side ever bore an inscription, it is now entirely obliterated.

MATERIAL Shelly limestone.

SHAPE The shaft bulges slightly up to its midpoint, then tapers symmetrically to a rounded top. The front and back are nearly flat except in the upper right-hand region, where the shaftÕs thickness is greatly reduced.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 2.50 m
PB 0.10 m plus
MW 1.04 m
WBC 1.04 m
MTh 0.35 m
Rel 1.0 cm

CARVED AREAS Front, back, right side and left side, at least.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham.

DRAWING Front, von Euw with butt portion added by Graham; back, Graham. Both were based on drawings corrected by artificial light.

 

 

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