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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Pectorals were carved from jade or wood or were mosaics assembled from thin
pieces of jade (PI. 18). Imagery included important gods and symbols of rulership
— principally the jaguar, the Jester God, the Sun God and ahau in its ...
Plate 34 Jade plaque Teotihuacan, Mexico Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800
Carved jade 14 x 14 cm The Trustees of The British Museum, London This
mottled green jade plaque was apparently transported to Teotihuacan from the
Maya area ...
1974, Mexican archaeologists uncovered an elaborate carved tier of steps near
the top of Structure 33, a building that celebrates the accession and reign of Bird
Jaguar, who acceded in a.d. 752. Of the thirteen carved blocks that make up the ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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