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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No record of Tonina's successful defeat of King Kan-Xul in a.d. 711 has been
discovered at Palenque, but the result is clear at Tonina, where Kan-Xul is
memorialized as a captive on a small panel that may have once formed part of a
wall or ...
2), erected by King Kan-Xul, the younger son of Pacal, to obstruct the ceremonial
entrance to the Group of the Cross as a way of "killing" it. 10 The tablet depicts
Chan-Bahlum, Kan-Xul's older brother and predecessor, as he exits in triumph ...
The events that occurred on that day are twofold: Chac-Xib-Chac enacted a "
house" event under the auspices of Pacal, and Pacal's twelve- year-old son, Kan-
Xul, celebrated an unknown rite. The glyphs recording Kan-Xul's action have not
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