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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In the first scene, upper register, of Room 1 Bonampak, a small child is presented
to a court of ahaus on 9. 22.214.171.124, or December 14, a.d. 790. From a chamber in a
multi-galleried palace, King Chaan-muan, attended by his wife and some ...
Longer Primary Standard Sequences are painted on the rim of the two battle pots
and one other tribute scene. At the end of it, this same protagonist is apparently
named as a 3-katun lord and the captor of prominent captives. Most Maya ...
He constructed a building to house lintels showing the same three scenes
commissioned by his father; however, he ordered the scenes differently by
centering the war scene on Lintel 16, then flanking it on the left with the vision
scene (Lintel ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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