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 date concludes in normal time with 188.8.131.52.9, orOctober21, a.d. 744, when
Bird Jaguar conducted his ballgame play. The idea of the captive as sacrificial
victim in ballgame play is also seen elsewhere. At Chichen Itza, the ball is shown
On the Dallas ballgame pot (PI. 96), this padding is shown as a reddish- brown
material, probably deer hide. Padded for play, this seated Jaina figurine, like the
player on the Copan marker (PI. 102), wears a draped garment made from a full ...
Although the image is at first a conundrum, it is a direct illustration of a scene from
the ballgame contest in the Popol Vuh. In the final ballgame between the Hero
Twins and Underworld deities, Hunahpu's head was severed and hung by the ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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