The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
Kimbell Art Museum, 1986 - 335 pages
An illustrated study of the Maya civilization, drawing from interpretations of the texts embedded in pictorial scenes or carved on stone tablets to provide the meaning of the art and architecture of the ancient culture.
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In her hands she holds her husband's jaguar helmet and flexible shield. She is
helping him prepare for battle, perhaps to take captives for the final sacrificial act.
Bird Jaguar, Shield Jaguar's son, came to the throne in A.D. 752, ten years after ...
V.5b), which projects outward, commemorates an exchange of "holey banners,"
staffs wrapped with cloth that has flapped cutouts, between Bird Jaguar on the
right and Shield Jaguar on the left. This event occurred some time prior to Bird ...
PLATE 78 Lintel 41 Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico Late Classic period, ca. A.D. 760
Limestone 60. 5 x 94.6 x 10.1cm The Trustees of The British Museum, London
Bird Jaguar dressed for battle on 9. 16.4. 1. 1 7 Imix 14 Tzec (May 9, A.D. 755), ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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