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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OR THE MAYA THE ANTICIPATION OF DEATH MUST HAVE BEEN SHARP.
LIFE expectancy was shorter fhan it is today, infant mortality was higher, and
everyone, elite as well as commoner, lived with warfare and sacrificial ritual as ...
The Hero Twins' adventures reveal the Maya concept of the progress of the soul
after life and provide instructions for defeating death and achieving rebirth. One
night after ballgame play, the Twins are placed in the Dark House and given a ...
The Hero Twins rose into the sky to own the sun and moon, and the ancestral
dead rose to occupy the north sky. For the Maya, death called the soul to Xibalba,
where it faced a series of trials and competitions with the Lords of Death.
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
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