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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Nevertheless, they have come to Bonampak to confirm the legitimacy of the heir
of their peer, King Chaan-muan. This group also includes ranking males of the
Bonampak lineage, who attend rites legitimatizing the little heir. The great ...
PLATE 38 Wall paintings Room 1 , Bonampak, Mexico Late Classic period, A.D.
800 Polychromed stucco Discovered in 1946, the paintings at Bonampak reveal
the rich court life enjoyed by the Maya during the eighth century. Even at the ...
792, during an inferior conjunction, when Venus passed in front of the sun, King
Chaan-Muan of Bonampak led warriors, including Bonampak's allies from
Yaxchilan, in a successful battle, defeated his enemies and took many captives.
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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