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 Popol Vuh stories are not illustrated word for word in the art of the Classic
period, but many elements of the story line have compelling parallels in Classic
imagery created seven hundred years before, and some appear to be directly ...
For summary of the Popol Vuh account of the Hero Twins, see Chap. 6. 14.
Dennis Tedlock, Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Boole of the
Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings (New York: Simon and Schuster,
Having vanguished their enemies, Hunahpu and Xbalanque took their places as
heavenly bodies, identified as the sun and the moon, or the sun and Venus.4 The
Popol Vuh account contains many suggestions about the nature of the Maya ...
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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
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