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Copan. Stele M and hieroglyphic stairway.
3rd-9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Sculpture

MAYAN Anonymous (active Classic/ Post Classic c. 200 - 1520)
200-900
3rd-9th c
Mayan (Classic)
Architecture
Copan. Honduras.

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The Hieroglyphic Stairway Structure lOL-26 at Copan was completed in the reign of the fifteenth ruler Smoke Shell. The text carved on the steps records the history of the Copan polity. Stele M is at the base of the stairs to the left. The Portrait of Smoke Shell appears on the face of Stele M.

Caption: MAYA | Stele M and hieroglyphic stairway. | 200-900 | Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican | Maya Classic

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