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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In addition to the shell earflares, he wears a shell diadem, and his long hair is
gathered up atop the head and falls forward in a loop. His body features are
reptilian; his arms, legs and body are marked by water scrolls; and he carries
both an ax ...
Plate 85 Costume ornament Belize Late Classic period, a.d. 600- 800 Incised
shell 10.1 x 18.5 cm The Trustees of The British Museum, London Like a medal,
this carved spondylus shell is a record of success in battle. It may have been a ...
moon sign he scattered God N shells Uc-Ahau (name of the Twin above) god
whose features are defined with an incised line; oriented in the other direction,
line drawings of two figures and texts wrap around the shell surface. The face of
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