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Seibal: Stela 8
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LOCATION Found by Arthes and Lopez lying on the ground. If face-down, as its good condition suggests, they must have turned it to make a mold. The stela had been set in front of the south stairway of Structure A-3.

CONDITION Intact. Two cracks disfiguring the front surface cannot be attributed to its fall, for they are natural blemishes in the stone. There is another blemish just below the pectoral, a hole connecting with an internal cavity. The carved details are in general very well preserved, except for small losses here and there. The stela was re-erected by the Peabody Museum.

MATERIAL A hard, fine-grained limestone.

SHAPE Tapers towards the base, with straight edges. The top is canted, with a sharp upper-left corner and a well-rounded one on the right. The plane of the carved surface is flat but slightly "twisted." Back and sides are well dressed.

DIMENSIONS

HLC 2.22m
PB 0.72m
MW 1.20m
WBC 0.94m
MTh 0.50m
Rel 1.2cm

CARVED AREAS Front only.

PHOTOGRAPH Graham.

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

 

 

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