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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Plate 40a Drawing by DjviJ Stuart helmets, it appears that this lintel
commemorates the display of this attire; the person who celebrates the event is
Ruler 2 of Piedras Negras. The Yax na:ab glyph at J2 generally indicates some
sort of agency, ...
his father to the throne ten years later, erected temples with several series of
lintels emphasizing points in the ritual of warfare. Shield Jaguar constructed a
building, called Structure 44, that enumerated his victories in battle and the
It closely resembles one that Shield Jaguar wields on Lintel 26 at Yaxchilan (Fig.
V.2). Plate 78 Lintel 41 Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico Late Classic period, ca. a.d.
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