Quirigua: Monument 5

Quirigua: Stela E with a group of Guatemalan high school students [January 8, 2004]

"Columnar stela, rising some 8 m [26 1/2 feet] above the ground (total length of the stone shaft is 10.6 m [35 feet], the largest known in the Maya area). The north and south sides are carved with near-identical portraits of Cauac Sky wearing elaborate multi-masked headdresses and standing on large composite Cauac Monster mask pedestals."

Robert J. Sharer, Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center & Its Sculptures, Carolina Academic Press, 1990, p. 36