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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Ballcourts are found throughout Mesoamerica. Ballcourts, consisting of two
parallel structures (with either straight or sloping sides) flanking an earthen or
paved stone alleyway that is the court, appear at almost every site from Olmec
times to ...
With few exceptions, the courts have no rings; many have three round disks, often
called markers, evenly spaced along the playing alley.6 Generally, ballcourts
flank palace compounds and temple groupings, the structures most important to ...
17 The three carved ballcourt markers at Copan comprise a single narrative that
appears to show the progression of play in a game between humans and
divinities. 18 The markers were evenly spaced along the alley of the ballcourt
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