Copan. Stele M and hieroglyphic stairway.
3rd-9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Sculpture
(active Classic/ Post Classic c. 200 - 1520)
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.
MAYA | Stele M and hieroglyphic stairway. | 200-900 | Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican | Maya Classic
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