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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With this information alone, the person depicted could be any noble, but the rank
^f king is specified by the Double-headed Serpent Bar behind the figure. The bar
alludes to accession rituals in which the right to hold the bar and the powers of ...
jWomen are frequently depicted holding an object that looks like an aspergillum,
a bloodletter, or feather fan.jA bone handle for this kind of object (PIate 49) is
incised with a portrait of a woman, clad in elaborate gauzy garb, who may have ...
The woman depicted is Lady Balam-Ix — not the child's mothet but another of
Bird Jaguar's wives. She kneels, pulling the rope through het tongue. Although
she doesn't have to suffer added damage from thorns, as did Lady Xoc a
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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