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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sacnticiat hairdo Death God ot the Number Zero Dea,h Gods Figure 45 Muan
Bird muan teather headdress his eyes. Akbal, the glyph for "night and darkness,"
covers his forehead, marking him as a creature of the night. The personification of
Headdress with a quetzal representing the name of the person depicted, Lady
Zac-Kuk, from the sarcophagus from the Temple of Inscriptions at Palenque Both
men and women used headbands to hold their long hair away from their faces.
The headdresses of kings and warriors were shaped like domes or cylinders (Fig.
I. 3k). In accession scenes at Palenque, the high-cylinder type, called the "drum-
major" headdress, is seen being delivered to an incumbent by his parents as a ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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