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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Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art Linda Schele, Mary Ellen Miller, Justin Kerr,
Kimbell Art Museum. the color of blood or in blood symbols. In the Maya view,
none of these behaviors was bizarre or exotic but necessary to sustain the world.
MAYA ART WAS A COMPLEX SYMBOLIC LANGUAGE WITH PROFOUNDLY
IMPORTANT social functions. It was mainly commissioned by kings and other
high elite to fulfill their political and social purposes. Since art communicated the
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Though Maya script, symbolism, and mythology are not yet fully understood, research from the last 25 years is showing that the Maya, once seen as "simple'' peaceful people, are now thought to have ... Consulter l'avis complet
Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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