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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9) was originally mounted on a Late Preclassic flanged headdress. 5 The muzzle
of a zoomorph often emerged from the outer side of the disk, and the knots and
mat sign, as well as the chin strap, could be personified with a blank zoomorphic
One actor is the Sun God, and the other is a zoomorphic deity not yet identified.
These glyphs refer to gods and apparently record the cosmic sanction that this
ruler wished to invoke. PLATE 10 Shell-shaped earflare Kendal, Belize Early ...
The figures wear four kinds of pectorals: a zoomorphic head; a T-shaped
monster's mouth; an Ik spirit pectoral; single or double bars (PI. 36c). All but the
bar pectorals have tied rattlesnakes draped over the top and bead strings
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