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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Rarely, it can be held as a scepter by a king. tront leg personitied wing sky band
body rear head inverted Quadnpartite Badge (crossed-band, cauac sign stingray
spine, shell, and bowl) blood stream blood stream tront head crocodile toot ...
Figure 23 for the day Cauac, a day name derived from the word for lightning bolt.
Even today, Maya peoples believe that obsidian and flint are made when
lightning strikes the earth (the word for ax also derives from "lightning bolt").
Images of ...
The Cauac Monster, who forms the altar, stands to the side, elegantly rendered
with reptilian scales on its face and Cauac signs on its half-closed, window-
shade eyelids. Its huge tongue drops to the ground from the roof of its gaping
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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