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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Headdress with a quetzal representing the name of the person depicted, Lady
Zac-Kuk, from the sarcophagus from the Temple of Inscriptions at Palenque Both
men and women used headbands to hold their long hair away from their faces.
The headdresses of kings and warriors were shaped like domes or cylinders (Fig.
1. 3k). In accession scenes at Palenque, the high-cylinder type, called the "drum-
major" headdress, is seen being delivered to an incumbent by his parents as a ...
On his head, he wears the flanged headdress worn by the gods at Cerros, but
here the king's face replaces the god masks implying that he manifests those
same cosmic forces. Throughout Classic Maya history, this flanged headdress
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