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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In the first scene, upper register, of Room 1 Bonampak, a small child is presented
to a court of a/uiuson188.8.131.52.4, or December 14, A.D. 790. From a chamber in a
multi-galleried palace, King Chaan-muan, attended by his wife and some ...
He constructed a building to house lintels showing the same three scenes
commissioned by his father; however, he ordered the scenes differently by
centering the war scene on Lintel 16, then flanking it on the left with the vision
scene (Lintel ...
The action of the scene is divided between the interior and exterior of a palace
building raised on a low platform with two steps. Three dancers stand on the
lowest level in front of the blank outer wall of the building. The painter used the
rim text ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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