Stela 4

Copan: Stela 4 [January 9, 2004]

"The iconographies of Stela F and Stela 4 are so closely related that they can only have been planned as a set. Their dedication dates are five years apart, and they share a particularly naturalistic, volumetric treatment of the figure that distinguishes them from the other five stelae and from any other stone sculptures created in the Classic Maya world."

Elizabeth Newsome, Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World: The Serial Stela Cycle of "18-Rabbit-God K," King of Copan, p. 135