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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The position of the body — the head turned to the side, one arm held across his
chest and the other on a knee — is a formal posture Maya rulers assumed when
giving audience. Plate 7 Hair ornament Campeche, Mexico Late Classic period, ...
6 Tablet from the Temple of the Cross Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico Late Classic
period, a. d. 692 Chan-Bahlum and his dead father face each other across the
World Tree whose central position in this composition reiterates that it is the
Plate 38 Wall paintings Room 1, Bonampak, Mexico Late Classic period, a.li. 800
Polychromed stucco Discovered in 1946, the paintings at Bonampak reveal the
rich court life enjoyed by the Maya during the eighth century. Even at the small ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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