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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29), but it is commonly indicated by a scroll- shaped form outlined with a contour
of beads (Fig. 29d,e). Often the glyphs for the colors red, yellow and blue, as well
as the signs (Fig. 29a,b) for precious materials, such as shell, jade and bone, ...
PLATE 13 Earflares carved with scroll patterns Early Classic period, A.D. 350-
600 Jade Diam. 6.5-7.5 x 1.0cm Lent courtesy of The Art Museum, Princeton
University These two sets of beautifully finished earflares were carved from a
Scrolls and a shield are attached to the chin and forehead of each God Q.
Quadrifoil shapes floating between the heads closely resemble similar emblems
painted on the western outer wall of House E at Palenque. On opposite sides of
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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