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 ancient Maya lived in an area that modern researchers call Mesoamerica, a
term designating a cultural and historical context as well as a geographical
region.1 The societies identified as Mesoamerican share a number of features:
Thus, in the truest sense of the word, "Classic" Maya civilization was in place by
100 B.C. The origins of Classic Maya civilization are now shown to conform
chronologically to the rest of Mesoamerica, and are confirmed to be
contemporary with ...
The Maya inherited artistic techniques, media and much of the imagery
developed by early Mesoamerican cultural traditions. Techniques for carving
hard and soft stones in relief as well as in fully volumetric styles were invented
and exploited ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
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