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Uaxactun: Stela 7
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LOCATION This stela was found by Morley in 1916 on the north side of Structure A-I. The butt, broken off at ground level, remained in situ between the mound and the stairway leading up to it. In 1924 BJorn found ten carved fragments, which he labeled a to j. Only one of them, g, lay near the butt; the others were found lying in the plaza near the foot of the stairway. In 1978 only two of these fragments, band g, could be located, but another fragment, k, was identified and found to fit onto g. By 1985 fragment II had disappeared.

CONDITION More than half of the carved surface of the stela has been eroded, reduced to rubble, or was never found.

The upper portion, however, survived to be photogmphed in near-pristine condition. Morley states that the back, although badly damaged, appeared to be plain.

MATERIAL Fine-grained limestone.

SHAPE Rounded top, with sides apparently parallel.

CARVED AREAS Front and sides.

PHOTOGRAPHS Fragments a and c, constituting the surviving right side of the stela: Morley. Other fragments: Graham.

DRAWINGS Principal line drawings: Graham, based on field drawings and on Morley's photographs. Watercolor sketches of fragments e and f are reproduced from Blom's manuscript at the same scale as the photographs.

DIMENSIONS

Ht 1.15 m (top 3 frag-
ments)
PB unknown
MW 0.86 m
WBC unknown
MTh 0.45 m
Rel 5.7 cm
 

 

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