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Data Record ID: 42
Catalogue ID: stirling_51
Published In: Stirling 1940a: 324, 326-327; Stirling 1943b: 51-52 and plate 35
Site: La Venta, Tabasco
Photographer: Richard H. Stewart
Year: 1940
Collection: M.W. Stirling collection, National Anthropological Archives
Notes: La Venta Stela 3. The excavation of this stela was particularly challenging because of its size and weight. Since the decorated side was face down, the stela had to be supported with mahogony logs to be able to view the low relief carvings on the front.

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