Quirigua: Stela D

Quirigua: Stela D, also called Monument 4, North Side [January 8, 2004]

"The Initial Series dates on both the east and west sides are rendered in full-figure glyphs [left side of photo] and are the most beautifully carved of any at Quirigua, if not the entire Maya area. The inscription on the east side is the best preserved--recording the 9.16.15.0.0 dedicatory date."

Robert J. Sharer, Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center & Its Sculptures, Carolina Academic Press, 1990, p. 34