LOCATION Although it cannot he documented with certainty that Monument 26 came from Tonina, the style and above all its inscription indicate such a provenience. The monument has been in the National Museum in Mexico City since before 1892. The first reference to it that
J have been able to find (Paso y Troncoso 1892-1893, vol. 1, pp. 37-38) simply calls it "Idola Chiapaneco." In 1901 (Galindo y Villa 1901, p. 41; 1902, pI. 50) its provenience was given as Comitan. Penafiel (1903, pI. 81) incorrectly gives its provenience as the state of Tabasco. At present Monument 26 is displayed in the Maya Hall of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City.
CONDITION Complete, but in two pieces. Some details in the immediate area of the break no longer remain, and a few other details have suffered from chipping. Little weathering has occurred, however, and overall Monument 26 is in an excellent state of preservation.
MATERIAL Yellow sandstone.
SHAPE A statue of a standing human figure, carved in the round. Below the figure are a base and cylindrical tenon.
CARVED AREAS Front, back, and sides of standing figure. A double column of glyphs is inscribed on the back. The base is dressed but plain.
PHOTOGRAPHS Mathews, 1980 (front and right side) and Baudez (back).
DRAWINGS Mathews, based on corrected field drawings.