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. PLATE 12. Flower-shaped earflares PLATE 14. Earflares
with diagonal cylinder and bead PLATE 13. Earflares carved with scroll patterns
Details of the Temple 1 1 Bench figures zoomor phic head profile view mouth of
the zoomorph The Pectorals Chac-Xib-Chac The Headdresses PLATE 32.
Flanged pectoral PLATE 36A. Detail from sculpted bench. zoomorphic turban ...
Celestial Bird This plate was the lid of a special cache vessel consisting of two
large plates set lip to lip. Known in particular from Late Preclassic and Early
Classic buildings, these caches were placed under floors during dedication rites
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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