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The stela is displayed inside the site museum at Dzibilchaltun. It depicts, in profile, the ruler of Ch'iy Chan Ti'Ho, named in glyphs to the left as K'alom 'Uk'Uw Chan Chak. He wears a headdress representing the god Chaac and a breastplate suspended from his neck. In the right hand, by its serpent base, he holds a ceremonial manikin scepter representing the god of lineages, K'awiil. His left hand is covered by a buckler (rodela), i.e. a small, round shield gripped by its handle. This stela, of limestone, dates from 600 -800 CE, While there are many stelae at the site, unlike this one, they were not carved in bas-relief. Instead, stucco was employed to impose a surface image - time and the elements have since destroyed any impressions.

Stela 19 was found next to Stela 18, the two forming part of the stone-covering of the first level's platform on the Pyramid 36, at the north end of the Central Plaza.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 505] (1561)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-18
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 3:34
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