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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10 Scribe Structure 9N-82, upper level, Copan, Honduras Late Classic period,
A.D. 780-800 FIGURE III. 7 art and writing. Several extant works, notably carved
jade, demonstrate that the Maya collected ancient Olmec works (PIate 45), which
FIGURE III. 9 FlGURElII.il imagery. 18The seated, limestone figure holds a paint
pot in right hand and a pen in left. Around his neck he wears a stylized water-lily
pendant frequently seen on scribes; the face is rendered essentially as human, ...
12 Panel of lords and scribes Pomona, Tabasco, Mexico Late Classic period, ca.
A.D. 771 "to varnish," or "to anoint. "20 The na glyphs on which the lord sits, then,
indicate what the scribes do; some wear water-lilies as headdresses that also ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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