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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Many others were deliberately destroyed by the Spanish as the work of the devil.
6 The four Maya books known today — the Dresden Codex, the Madrid Codex,
the Paris Codex and the Grolier Codex7 — record astronomical and calendric ...
It begins with a date 13 Oc 8 Zotz', which is recorded as the day of the first
appearance of the Evening Star in the 8 Ahau 1 3 Mac run of the Venus Tables in
the Dresden Codex. The verb is an earth sign splitting open to emit scrolls from
Names of deities and animals had been identified; tables in the Dresden Codex,
used by the Maya to follow the stations of Venus through five-year periods and to
predict eclipses, had been worked out; and other calendric portions of the three ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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