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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Around its four sides sit sixteen figures dressed in the same costumes as the
Temple 1 1 figures, holding the same kinds of scepter, and arranged around the
same 6 Caban 10 Mol date. The text on top of Altar Q starts with a date early in
1 Figure III.8 Figure III. 7 Reconstruction of Structure 9N-82 Copan, Honduras
Late Classic period, a.d. 780-800 Drawings by Barbara Fash Figure III. 8
Pauahtun Structure 9N-82, lower level, Copan, Honduras Late Classic period,
a.d. 780-800 ...
Figure III. 9 Figure III. 11 imagery. 18 The seated, limestone figure holds a paint
pot in right hand and a pen in left. Around his neck he wears a stylized water-lily
pendant frequently seen on scribes; the face is rendered essentially as human, ...
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