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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ments, may have been; how the objects associated with the event were used;
and how the event functioned in a ritual cycle. Furthermore, the images not only
memorialize and illustrate a text but also reflect the historical circumstances ...
Plate 40a ny hv 1>.iviJ Stu.irt helmets, it appears that this lintel commemorates
the display of this attire; the person who celebrates the event is Ruler 2 of Piedras
Negras. Trie Yax na-.ab glyph at J2 generally indicates some sort of agency, and
The events that occurred on that day are twofold: Chac-Xib-Chac enacted a "
house" event under the auspices of Pacal, and Pacal's twelve- year-old son, Kan-
Xul, celebrated an unknown rite. The glyphs recording Kan-Xul's action have not
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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