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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Ritual play in the small court may have been followed by sacrifice from the steep
temple facade. tions in Peten and Usumacinta sites that testified to the
importance of the ballgame among the Classic Maya. During the 1920s mapping
Rulers may have dressed as the Hero Twins for the ballgame, enacting the roles
of the demigods they emulated. The defeat of the opposition by victorious Maya
kings, dressed as warriors or deities, was recast in stone as combat with death, ...
On the Dallas ballgame pot (PI. 96), this padding is shown as a reddish- brown
material, probably deer hide. Padded for play, this seated Jaina figurine, like the
player on the Copan marker (PI. 102), wears a draped garment made from a full ...
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