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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With this information alone, the person depicted could be any noble, but the rank
of king is specified by the Double-headed Serpent Bar behind the figure. The bar
alludes to accession rituals in which the right to hold the bar and the powers of ...
Although no date is given for the bloodletting depicted on Lintel 17 (PI. 64a), the
inscription records the occasion as the birth of Bird Jaguar's son and heir, which
is elsewhere dated 9. 16.0. 14.5, or February 18, a.d. 752. he was born 3 kalun ...
Unlike any other Late Classic captive, Kan-Xul was depicted still wearing the
emblem of kings, the Jester God headband. The Kan-Xul panel is most striking
for its style, which is different from that of earlier stone monuments at Tonina.
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