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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The Celestial Monster The Celestial Monster, sometimes also called the
Bicephalic Monster or the Cosmic Monster, has two heads and a single body (Fig
. 22). The body may be rendered as crocodilian or by a band of symbols, most
Celestial Bird sky band Reed effigy ol caiman tfoni head of Celestial Monster
bloody cloth ladder scaffolding blood stream sacnficial victim on altar FIGURE II.
4 Stela 1 1 Piedras Negras, Guatemala Late Classic period, A. D. 731 Stela 1 1 ...
1 The scene begins in a stepped depression that usually occurs as the forehead
of the Cauac Monster (PI. 120c). Here, it is presented as an ... The Celestial
Monster struggling up from the lowest step represents the rise of Venus. This
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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