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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Death and the Journey through Xibalba F JL or the Maya the anticipation of death
must have been sharp. Life expectancy was shorter r.han it is today, infant
mortality was higher, and everyone, elite as well as commoner, lived with warfare
The Hero Twins' adventures reveal the Maya concept of the progress of the soul
after life and provide instructions for defeating death and achieving rebirth. One
night after ballgame play, the Twins are placed in the Dark House and given a ...
Here, the altar is turned muzzle up, as Chac-Xib-Chac dances toward his brother
in the sacrificial dance that will lead to death's defeat.9 One of the Lords of Death,
in this case God A, has entered the scene with his dog, perhaps the very one ...
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