Stela 14


Location: On Display in the Mexico and Central America Gallery

From: Guatemala | Department of Peten | Piedras Negras

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Stela 14
Object Number L-16-382
Current Location Mexico and Central America Gallery - On Display
Culture Lowland Maya
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Peten | Piedras Negras
Culture Area Central American
Locus Basal terrace of Pyramid 27
Date Made 761?? CE
Section American
Materials Limestone

Piedras Negras Stela 14 - Large limestone stela. Front surface portrays a seated king with legs crossed and hands on knees, wearing an elaborate headdress that features hieroglyphic elements spelling his name. A ladder leads up to the bench where the ruler sits. At the lower left is standing woman, most likely his mother. Six small groups of hieroglyphs are scattered on the front surface of the monument, each the signature of a sculptor who contributed work. 11 pieces of the monument were received in 1931, the balance in March 1933.

Height 295 cm
Length 0 cm
Width 85 cm
Depth 40.64 cm
Thickness 101.6 cm
Other Number E-1-124 - Field No SF

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