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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SACRED PLACES AND THINGS The Celestial Monster The Celestial Monster,
sometimes also called the Bicephalic Monster or the Cosmic Monster, has two
heads and a single body (Fig. 22). The body may be rendered as crocodilian or
by a ...
A third head emerges from the shaft where the first figure's arm should appear; he
looks upward toward the celt of that figure's head. Below it a fourth head faces
outward, balanced by a pointed shape on the opposite side of the shaft.
But Hunahpu, seeing a glimmer of light, stuck his head out to see if dawn had
arrived and a killer bat decapitated him. Gloating, the evil lords hung Hunahpu's
head over the ballcourt and announced that it would be used as the ball at the
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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