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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Half masks and full masks were used regularly (see Figs. I.3, I.5), sometimes in
conjunction with full body suits representing various gods — especially the
jaguar gods. By a remarkable coincidence, an anthropomorphic jade mask given
to the ...
Plate 15 Deity mask Late Preclassic or Early Classic period, a.d. 50-300 Jade
23.2 x 15.6cm The Trustees of The British Museum, London From its style, this
stunning jade mask can be dated to the last half of the Late Preclassic period or
to the ...
mask, moves forward to receive the king. The sharpened bone he wears in his
simple headdress suggests he may be a priest or penitent. The Fat Cacique, like
the third, eighth, ninth and eleventh persons, wears a slim, cutaway mask shown
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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