Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Guatemala - Maya Carved Limestone Stela
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Maya Carved Limestone Stela
Type of Object: Elemento arquitectónico
Material: Limestone
Measurements: Vary in dimension according to use.
Date or Period: Classic
Maker: Lowland Maya
Designated List Section: IID Stone Stelae, Ritual Objects, and Architectural Elements
Date of Import Restriction: 06/01/1973
Photograph: Institute of Anthropology and History, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala
Copyright: Institute of Anthropology and History, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala
 
Description of Designated List Category Subject to Import Restrictions:
Carved limestone stele cut into sections by looters for transport. May be carved on one face only, or on all faces. Usually shows one or more richly attired figures (rulers), often with subsidiary figures (captives), and columns of glyphic text.
Keywords:
architectural element, deity, figural decoration, glyphic decoration, lintel, Lowland Maya, monumental sculpture, mythological scene, religious object, ritual object, stele, stone,

 


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