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Seibal: Stela 18
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LOCATION Found during the Peabody Museum's reconnaissance in 1961, with its butt in situ, set in the center of the first two steps of the stairway on the east side of Structure A-20. Re-erected by the Peabody Museum.

CONDITION Broken into three pieces, one of which was never found. The largest portion, carrying most of the carving, fell face-down and remained quite well preserved. A long sliver that broke off the left edge is also missing. Repaired before re-erection.

MATERIAL A grainy limestone containing many quartz inclusions, also flaws which were filled with stucco and, where necessary, modeled by the Maya.

SHAPE Tapers slightly towards the base, with an irregularly rounded lop. The front is fairly flat, as is the back; the sides are moderately well dressed.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 1.90m
PB 0.70m
MW 1.02m
WBC 0.85m
MTh 0.33m
Rel 1.6cm

PHOTOGRAPH Graham.

CARVED AREAS Front only.

DRAWING Graham, based on a field drawing corrected by artificial light.

 

 

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