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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The methodology of this study derives from the union of hieroglyphic
decipherment and the interpretation of pictorial imagery, which together allow us
to discover patterns inherent in Maya art. Writing loses meaning unless it follows
As we decipher the writing system and decode the imagery, we are learning to
understand this message, which, since it is not addressed to us or our
sensibilities, is sometimes disturbing. But by reclaiming its meaning, even in part,
we will ...
11 South Marker Ballcourt II-B, Copan, Honduras Rabbit was captured, a new
king was installed at Copan. Quirigua kept 18 Rabbit hostage for many years and
may have sacrificed him in a ballgame. We hypothesize on the basis of imagery ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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