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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Prior to the eighth century, Maya war costumes were not limited to the jaguar pelt
and Tlaloc imagery. The greater diversity of these earlier costumes can be seen
in Jaina figurines, the finely crafted terracotta works made for funerary offerings ...
He has donned the warrior's sleeveless xkolli, whose design here would appear
to be the conflation of a Tlaloc face and a year sign motif, which is so
characteristic of costumes worn in battle. The warrior holds a flexible rectangular
shield by a ...
... 310-311 Central Mexican: Coyolxauhqui, 224; Huitzilopochtli, 224;
Quetzalcoatl. 57 n. 18, 214, 257; Tezcatlipoca, 214, 256; Tlaloc (see General
Index: War, Tlaloc complex); Xochiquetzal, 143, 154 Chac, 60n.55, 312 Chac-Xib
-Chac, 49, 51, ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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