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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32 It is possible that the preoccupations of historical rulership were never lost in
the Highlands but were maintained continuously from Olmec times. Whatever the
impetus, by the Late Preclassic period, the stela format was an established ...
Identical scrolls are shown attached to Vision Serpents on a Late Preclassic
stone vessel (PI. 67), suggesting that these earflares date to a very early period.
Presumably, each pair of earflares once had the central cylinder and the rear ...
Plate 28 Cylindrical vessel, Olmec flame design Burial VIII-27, Copan, Hunduras
Middle Preclassic period, 800-600 B.C. ... Plate 32 Flanged pectoral Olmec,
Middle Preclassic period, 1000 - 600 B.C. Maya inscription, Late Preclassic
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