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Seibal: Stela 2
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LOCATION Found by Arthes and Lopez near the middle of a row of six stelae, all plain except for Stela 3, its neighbor to the north, in front of Structure A-6 (Smith 1982, p. 8). Re-erected by the Peabody Museum.

CONDITION When found by Arthes, and later by Maler, the shaft was broken at the neck into two pieces, with small fragments missing from the top. At some later date the shaft broke across the lower legs. The carved surface remains in almost pristine condition except for flaking towards the top. In 1967 the shaft was repaired, with the small top fragments attached prior to resetting.

MATERIAL Fine-grained and very hard limestone of brownish hue.

SHAPE The front surface is well dressed but recedes towards the top before inclining forward again (see oblique photo). The right side is dressed smoothly but at a slightly obtuse angle; the left side departs more from flatness, while the back was left rough. The asymmetrical top corners appear to have been a feature of the original shaft.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 3.17m
PB 1.44m
EPB 0.55m
MW 0.60m
WBC 0.57m
MTh 0.63m
Rel 4.5cm

CARVED AREAS Front only, except for featherwork of headdress extending round both sides for about 10 em.

PHOTOGRAPHS Graham.

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

 

 

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