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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18 cm The Trustees of The British Museum, London This exquisite earflare,
discovered in a Late Preclassic tomb in southern Belize, is one of few recovered
examples of the large type of earflare. It is incised with four texts arranged on
PLATE 28 Cylindrical vessel, Olmec flame design Burial VH1-27, Copan,
Hunduras Middle Preclassic period, 800-600 B.C. Incised ceramic (red clay)
Diam. 11.5 x H. 6 cm Instituto Hondureno de Antropologia e Historia,
PLATE 59 Conch shell with scene of a smoking lord Late Classic period, A.D.
600-800 Incised shell H. 26.5cm The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Norweb
Collection Puffing away on a thin cigar of native American tobacco, nicotiana ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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