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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He constructed a building to house lintels showing the same three scenes
commissioned by his father; however, he ordered the scenes differently by
centering the war scene on Lintel 16, then flanking it on the left with the vision
scene (Lintel ...
Like most images in Maya art, the representation of the climax of battle on Lintel 8
is a carefully reconstructed formal record of a successful event. On Lintel 6, dated
two and a half years before the capture pictured on Lintel 8, Bird Jaguar ...
It closely resembles one that Shield Jaguar wields on Lintel 26 at Yaxchilan (Fig.
V. 2). 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, ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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