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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Morley set up projects at Uaxactun, Guatemala and Chichen Itza in the Yucatan
to test theories about the Maya, and he embarked on a campaign of exploration
to document all Maya ruins and inscriptions, a project that eventually led to the ...
Even so, inscriptions discovered from the period are still limited, particularly at
Tikal and Uaxactun, where the hiatus appears to have been the most profound,
but at many other cities — Yaxchilan, Palenque and Caracol — it appears to be a
The fuchsite figurine from Uaxactun Group A wears the bifurcated shapes that
flank the Jester God on the Dumbarton Oaks pectoral; in addition, however, the
Uaxactun king has the eyebrows and kin signs of the lower masks at Cerros (Fig.
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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