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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While this symbolic system had been manifested on building facades during Late
Preclassic times, during the Early Classic period, Maya kings took the imagery
from the architecture and began to wear it. The most complete early records ...
Plate 6 Jade plaque Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800 Jade 6 x 8 x 1.3 cm
Courtesy of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York
Collected in Oaxaca, this jade plaque was carried out of the Maya area and used
as a ...
7 Reconstruction of Structure 9N-82 Copan, Honduras Late Classic period, a.d.
780-800 Drawings by Barbara Fash Figure III.8 Pauahtun Structure 9N-82, lower
level, Copan, Honduras Late Classic period, a.d. 780-800 Figure III. 7 art and ...
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Though Maya script, symbolism, and mythology are not yet fully understood, research from the last 25 years is showing that the Maya, once seen as "simple'' peaceful people, are now thought to have ... Consulter l'avis complet
Foreword Emily J Sana
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