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Xultun: Stela 5
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LOCATION Next to (and south of) Stela 4, facing Structure A-3.

CONDITION When first discovered by the CIW in 1920, Stela 5 was broken into two pieces, the top fragment having fallen in front of the standing lower half. By 1974 a large fragment of the bottom portion had split off. The upper right-hand corner, consisting of three pieces, was found in 1974 buried under the top half of the stela. The front is reasonably well preserved, but the sides have lost considerable detail to erosion and flaking.

MATERIAL Poor quality limestone.

SHAPE Parallel sides, with a slightly rounded top.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS von Euw.

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

REMARKS The recently found fragment almost certainly had split off before the stela broke in two, as it was found lying close to the base of the stela, rather than in its proper position relative to the larger fragment. Morley reads the coefficient at B9 as "almost surely eight," but no evidence was found for more than one dot. No altar was found associated with this monument.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 3.34 m
PB unknown
MW 1.28 m
WEC 1.28 m
MTh approximately
0.80 m
Rel 5.0 cm
 

 

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