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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Made of jade or shell plaques mounted on a wooden or mat armature, the
headdress had long feathers on its crown and a large jade image of the Jester
God mounted above the face of the king (PI. 11). In contrast, the version worn by
These jade plaques were found at Lubaantun in a grave associated with an early
phase of construction in Mound D. Found near the center of the mound at the top
of a well-preserved plastered stairway, the grave contained potsherds, teeth ...
Plate 17 Bead and claw necklaces Burial V1II-27, Copan, Honduras Middle
Preclassic period, B.C. 800-600 Jade Large: 84 cm; Small: 43. 3 cm Instituto
Hondureno de Antropologia e Historia, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Found in a rich
burial of ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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