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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Bird Jaguar chose to depict essentially the same program of important events in
his temples at Yaxchilan. Emulating his father, Bird Jaguar commissioned
Structure 42 a few meters south of Structure 44, on the West Acropolis; like Shield
V.5b), which projects outward, commemorates an exchange of "holey banners,"
staffs wrapped with cloth that has flapped cutouts, between Bird Jaguar on the
right and Shield Jaguar on the left. This event occurred some time prior to Bird ...
a.d. 760 Limestone 60.5x94.6x 10.1 cm The Trustees of The British Museum,
London Bird jaguar dressed for battle on 9. 16.4- 1. 1 7 Imix 14 Tzec (May 9, a.d.
755), then engaged in warfare on the same day. On Lintel 4 1 , which is from
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