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Copan. stele A; The Young Halach Uinic.

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Copan. stele A; The Young Halach Uinic.
3rd-9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Sculpture

MAYAN Anonymous (active Classic/ Post Classic c. 200 - 1520)
3rd-9th c
Mayan (Classic)
Copan. Honduras.

Stelae A and H designed as a pair and face one another across the south end of the Great Plaza. Stele A is famous for its text proclaiming that 18 Rabbit's Kingdom of Copan ranked with three others - Tikal; Palenque and Calakmul - as one of the four greatest polities of the Maya world at the ending of (A.D. 731). A halach uinic was also called ahau; a word that the sixteenth-century Maya defined as 'king, emperor,monarch, prince or great lord.'

Caption: MAYA | Stele A The Young Halach Uinic. | 200-900 | Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican | Maya Classic

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