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Object TitleStela 16
Object Number:51-54-5
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Lowland Maya
Provenience: Belize
Caracol (Central America)
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 534
Early Date: 534
Late Date: 534
Height: 206.04 cm
Width: 73.15 cm
Thickness: 29.87 cm
Credit Line:Caracol Expedition; Linton Satterthwaite, 1951
Other Number:CA-14-116 - Field No SF


Caracol Stela 16. Limestone. Upper and lower fragments as assembled in Middle American Hall, 1953; butt, which may add slightly to carving on front, not found in 1951 or 1953; may be recovered if excavation is extended. Incised inscription on back emphasized with water-color paint by L. Satterthwaite, 1953, after photographing. Nothing painted in which did not seem certain. Approximately complete.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001 - 2018) 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: p. 10, fig. 10a, fig. 10bView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Satterthwaite, Linton. 1954. "Sculptured Monuments from Caracol, British Honduras*". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 18. no. 1-2. pg. 3-45 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 5, fig. 2; p. 14, fig. 13, 15; p. 15, fig. 16-17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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