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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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 ...
The text on this lintel names Knot-eye Jaguar of Yaxchilan, who, like the ahaus of
Lintel 2, had reason to be represented at Piedras Negras, either as a victorious or
defeated warrior. j Plate 41 Dwart with flayed skin Late Classic period, a.d. ...
CeIestiat Bird Plate 75 Cache vessel lid Early Classic period, a.d. 350-500
Incised ceramic Diam. 35.9 x H. 5.7 cm Lent courtesy of The Art Museum,
Princeton University This plate was the lid of a special cache vessel consisting of
two large ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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