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Uaxactun: Stela 5
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LOCATION This stela stands on the north side of Structure B-8, about 2 m east of Stela 4.

CONDITION The shaft is unbroken. The front is moderately weathered, and the sides are more so, with more serious consequences in view of the inscription's shallow relief. The fissure extending deep into the stone on the left side probably existed in the shaft when quarried. The back is in very poor condition, all of its original surface having scaled away except on the right side near the bottom where debris afforded some protection.

MATERIAL Limestone.

SHAPE Tapers irregularly towards the top in width, also in thickness, although this may be due partly to erosion. The butt is rounded.

CARVED AREAS Front and back carved in relief, sides incised.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham.

DRAWINGS Graham. That of the front based on a field drawing corrected by artificial light; those of the sides based on photographs taken after the glyphs had been emphasized with water-soluble pigment applied under artificial light.

DI.t\.fENSIONS

HLC 1.83 m
PB 0.40 m approx.
MW 1.21 m
WBC 1.21 m
MTh 0.64 m
Rel 4.5 cm
 

 

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