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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Although deities and other ballplayers wear symbolic garments (see below),
ballplayers do not seem to have worn "uniforms" that distinguished teams. In
PIate 96, where teams of two face off, for example, all ballplayers wear athletic
gear, but ...
Plate 98 Ballplayer figurine Jaina Island, Campeche, Mexico Late Classic period,
a.d. 700-900 Molded ceramic with traces of pigment H. 20.4 cm Seattle Art
Museum, Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection Jaina figurines were often
deposited in ...
Paired deities are sometimes shown and multiple images are known, suggesting
that the vessels were mass-produced. On this bottle a ballplayer prepares to
strike a large rodent, probably a rabbit. Although the image is at first a conundrum
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