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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 America
Locus: Basal terrace of Pyramid 27
Date Made: 761?? CE
Early Date: 758
Late Date: 758
Height: 295cm
Width: 85cm
Depth: 40.64cm
Thickness: 101.6cm
Credit Line:Loaned by the Guatemalan Government
Other NumberE-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:

Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
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