The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
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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This pectoral was found in the Kendal tomb in Belize, along with the jade shell
discussed in note 5, above. H. W. Price (Proceedings of the Society of
Antiquaries, p. 341) reports that several jade cylinders (none longer than one-half
inch) and ...
PLATE 19 Ahau pectoral Kendal, Belize Early Classic period, A.D. 250–400
Greenstone 6.8 x 6.8 x 2.5 cm Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool This jade
pectoral, carved as an extraordinary face, was found with thin cylindrical beads
PLATE 31 Portrait pectoral Olmec, Middle Preclassic period, 1000–600 B.c. Maya
inscription, Protoclassic period, A.D. 50–250 Jade 10.5 x 10.9 cm The Trustees of
The British Museum, London This large gray-green jade was carved into the ...
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