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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The front head has a long snout, a beard and large teeth and its eye is always
lidded and often includes either a Venus or a ... In contrast to the front head, the
rear head is usually inverted because it was carried as a burden by the crocodile.
His head is surrounded by three smokelike shapes, and facial features include a
squint-eye, a forehead panel, a mirror at the rear of the head and a single curved
line representing the mouth. Here his image was incised on a jade ornament as ...
But Hunahpu, seeing a glimmer of light, stuck his head out to see if dawn had
arrived and a killer (bat decapitated him. Gloating, the evil lords hung Hunahpu's
head over the ballcourt and announced that it would be used as the ball at the
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Though Maya script, symbolism, and mythology are not yet fully understood, research from the last 25 years is showing that the Maya, once seen as "simple'' peaceful people, are now thought to have ... Consulter l'avis complet
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