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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Thus, the king becomes the apotheosis of this god when he goes to war. Without
the mask, the king's face proves to be fully human. He wears disk flares
suspended from his ears; his hair is tied up in the fashion of warriors and captives
, and he ...
The prisoner wears a great mass of tattered loincloth and a water-lily jaguar
headdress. He almost appears to speak the text of glyphs placed in front of his
face, but it is too eroded to retrieve anything except the second- to- last glyph, a
The sharpened bone he wears in his simple headdress suggests he may be a
priest or penitent. The Fat Cacique, like the third, eighth, ninth and eleventh
persons, wears a slim, cutaway mask shown in profile, but unlike most masks
painted in ...
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