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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Ruler from Dos Pilas Stela 1. FIGURE 1.4 The Meaning of the God C Apron c.
The God C apron from the Kimbell figurine (PI. 2) PLATE 2 a Three blue heads,
each with blue celt-shaped objects hanging below them and a red knot draped ...
back to Dos Pilas, the most important captive of their mission — Paw Jaguar, the
king of Seibal — let blood and was doubtless tortured by his captors. He is
depicted bound with ropes and deprived of his finery, cramped within the basal
The eighth-century ruler most successful in expanding his dominion was Ruler 3
of Dos Pilas, who reigned from A. D. 726 to 740. Records of conquest indicate
that one after another, neighboring sites fell under his sway, their petty rulers kept
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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