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Seibal: Stela 13
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LOCATION Found by Barnum Brown in 1948 (Adams 1963, p. 93) lying face-up in the center of the large terrace east of Structure A-24. From the way it fell it had dearly faced east. The stela was reset in its original location by the Peabody Museum in 1967.

CONDITION Unbroken. Athaugh a considerable loss of surface due to weathering is evident from indurated inclusions now standing proud from the surface, little of consequence would seem to have been obliterated from the design. A crack curving through the upper-right area does not penetrate far through the stone and represents a fault in the stone rather than damage from its fall to the ground.

MATERIAL Hard, fine~grained limestone containing extremely hard inclusions. Natural cracks in the stone were anciently filled with plaster.

SHAPE Irregular: the right-hand side is straight whereas the left bulges irregularly; the top slopes downwards to the left and is poorly finished. The front is far from flat, having a pronounced trough running horizontally across at shoulder level. The back is roughly dressed.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 2.03m
PB 0.74m
MW 1.18m
WBC 1.05m
MTh 0.32m
Rel 1.4cm

PHOTOGRAPH Graham.

CARVED AREAS Front only.

DRAWING Graham, based on a 1962 field drawing and later revision.

 

 

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