Stela A

Sideview of Stela A shows the glyph panel and a profile view of 18-Rabbit's portrait

Only Stela A follows the tradition of earlier Copan monuments, which confine the figural image to the front surface of the stela thus preserving the side and rear areas for text panels only.

As we shall see, other Stela in the Grand Plaza allow the ruler's headdress to partially wrap around the side panels with representations of feathers and baroque vegatation.