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Object TitleStela 14
Object Number:L-16-382
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently 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
Early Date: 758
Late Date: 758
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


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Danien, Elin. 2002. Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Frontispiece; p. 6, fig. 4; p. 7, fig. 5, fig. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 91View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Winegrad, Dilys P. 1993. Through Time, Across Continents.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 128, fig. 98View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Madeira, Percy C. 1964. Men in Search of Man: The First Seventy-Five Years of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. University of Pennsylvania Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 85View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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