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 Maya were preoccupied with demonstrating publicly that the king was a
member of the proper lineage, which was often traced to the gods themselves, or
to the Olmec, who were to the Classic Maya an ancient civilization of legendary ...
A few caches of objects of Olmec manufacture, such as figurines and pottery, are
known from the Middle Classic period in the Lowlands, but their number and
distribution is quite limited. In the Late Preclassic period, however, Maya kings
Plate 28 Cylindrical vessel, Olmec flame design Burial VII1-27, Copan, Honduras
Middle Preclassic period, 800-600 B.C. Incised ceramic (red clay) Diam. 11.5 x H.
6 cm Instituto Hondureno de Antropologfa e Historia, Tegucigalpa, Honduras ...
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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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