Quiriguá Altar O (Prime) Annotated TourYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This incredible, ornately carved sandstone altar, is at the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá, an inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Department of Izabal, Guatemala. The piece was 3D laser scanned in 2019 during our extensive documentation survey at the site by our USF Libraries DHHC team. We utilized structured light scanners at various resolutions on this monument. This beautifully carved stone remained buried until 1934 when it was discovered along with the altar from nearby Zoomorph P. Altar O is meaningfully linked to Zoomorph O Prime, and sits immediately in front of the north end of the sculpture. Rich iconography and text relate to sacrifice and the balance with the supernatural world and portals into them. (see: Matthew Looper’s Quirigua A Guide to an Ancient Maya City, 2007). [https://dhhc.lib.usf.edu/project/the-quirigua-3d-project/]. In collaboration with Oswaldo Gomez, Administrador at Parque Arqueológico Quiriguá.