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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They most often depicted the human version of ahau (PI. 21), but they could also
represent the Water-lily Jaguar, GI, GIII or the Paddler Twins, among others. The
ahau would often be surmounted by an arched knot, while a mat, mirror or knot ...
PLATE 19 Ahau pectoral Kendal, Belize Early Classic period, A.D. 250-400
Greenstone 6.8x6.8x2.5 cm Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool This jade
pectoral, carved as an extraordinary face, was found with thin cylindrical beads
16.0.5, November 13, A. D. 510) ahau-in-hand name ahau k'in, a priestly title
agency deity names? fist title titles: Na:ab tun, chik'in (west) batab count forward
16 k'in, 1 Uinal, 5 tuns, 7 katuns from 9.3. 16.0.6 to reach the date 18.104.22.168.1.
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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