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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Ballcourts are found throughout Mesoamerica. Ballcourts, consisting of two
parallel structures (with either straight or sloping sides) flanking an earthen or
paved stone alleyway that is the court, appear at almost every site from Olmec
times to ...
4 Ballcourt Tikal, Guatemala Late Classic period, ca. A.D. 725-775 Three
ballcourts are known at Tikal. The smallest but most important one is lodged
between Temple I and the Central Acropolis, uniting the funerary pyramid of
Ruler A with the ...
That he, like others, met his end in the ballgame, is expressed by the last glyph of
the text at the right.17 The three carved ballcourt markers at Copan comprise a
single narrative that appears to show the progression of play in a game between
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
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