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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PLATE 24 Costume ornament Late Classic period, A.D. 600-800 Carved shell 7.7
x7. 1cm The Art Museum, Princeton University Gift of GillettO. Griffin This shell
exemplifies the silhouette style of carving that employs cutout latticework for the ...
An anthropomorphic god with a deer ear stands below and behind the head of
the Vision Serpent, leaning over to avoid its passage and blowing on a conch
shell trumpet to announce its arrival. This remarkable image links the
iconography of ...
moon sign lancets in hand U-Ahau (Moon Lord) The Twin above The glyphic
names of this god — his portrait head and a conch shell — are the first two glyphs
in the left text. He is not God N, whom we would expect to be associated with a ...
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Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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