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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4 Stela 1 1 Piedras Negras, Guatemala Late Classic period, A. D. 731 Stela 1 1 ,
dedicated at the end of the fifteenth katun on August 22, A.D. 731, shows the
accession of Ruler 4 of Piedras Negras on 9. 14. 18.3.3 7 Ben 16 Kankin, ...
The other figures, who are his ancestors called back from the Afterlife to
participate in his accession, sit on glyphs that constitute a continuous text.
However, the ten glyphs on the left are drawn in mirror-image, while the nine on
the right are in ...
The Initial Series text under the ruler's feet records Bird Jaguar's accession on 9.
16. 1.0.0, or May 3, A.D. 752 (this text was carved by a hand distinct from the
master who carved the scene above). Stela 1 1 was commissioned by Bird
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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