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Piedras-Negras: Stela 6
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LOCATION Found face down by Maler in 1895 in the row of eight stelae set in front of Structure J-4, placed between Stelae 5 and 7. Now on display in the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia, Guatemala City.

CONDITION The stela is unbroken and well preserved, with only a small part of the upper left corner of the front (glyph column A) missing. The front remains i.n excellent condition, but the sides have suffered considerable erosion. Red, green, and blue paint is still visible in recessed areas of the niche.

MATERIAL Limestone.

SHAPE Well-formed parallel sides and a flat top.

DIMENSIONS

Ht 2.9 m
MW 81.0 cm
MTh 38.0 cm

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS Kerr (front) and CIW (left side, neg. no. H-21-5-20; right side, neg. no. H-21-5-21).

DRAWINGS Stuart, based on photographs and inspection of the original.

 

 

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