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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Pectorals were carved from jade or wood or were mosaics assembled from thin
pieces of jade (PI. 18). Imagery included important gods and symbols of rulership
— principally the jaguar, the Jester God, the Sun God and ahau in its ...
The bench's upright back is carved with a seated figure, surrounded by huge
volutes designated as blood by bone and bead motifs. The king sits upright with
his hand spread on the bench as he gazes in concentration; his face, framed by
PLATE 31 Portrait pectoral Olmec, Middle Preclassic period, 1000-600 B.C. Maya
inscription, Protoclassic period, A. D. 50-250 Jade 10.5x10.9 cm The Trustees of
The British Museum, London This large gray-green jade was carved into the ...
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Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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