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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In addition to these narrative scenes of Underworld activities, artists paraded the
inhabitants of Xibalba in processions. Michael Coe's recognition of the
correspondence between scenes on funerary pottery from the Classic period and
At last, Hunahpu and Xbalanque emerge from Xibalba and rise into the heavens,
where the sun belongs to one twin and the moon to the other. 3 Scenes from
these myths were painted on funerary pottery that accompanied the dead to the ...
10The tablet depicts Chan-Bahlum, Kan-Xul's older brother and predecessor, as
he exits in triumph from Xibalba after his defeat of death. Executed in low relief,
the scene shows Chan-Bahlum dancing across the water's surface toward his ...
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