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 suggestion is clear: scribes were present at creation, and they were
instrumental in giving form to humans. Copan, the Classic Maya site in northern
Honduras, has been known for its great ceremonial plaza ever since John Lloyd
Around his neck he wears a stylized water-lily pendant frequently seen on
scribes; the face is rendered essentially as human, but it has the simian features
of the Monkey Scribe. This monkey face was intentionally made ugly, but like a ...
12 Panel of lords and scribes Pomona, Tabasco, Mexico Late Classic period, ca.
a.d. 771 "to varnish," or "to anoint. "20 The na glyphs on which the lord sits, then,
indicate what the scribes do; some wear water-lilies as headdresses that also ...
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Foreword Emily J Sana
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