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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Palenque The Water-lily Monster In Lowland Maya languages, the words for
water-lily and lake are homonyms, hence, the water- lily and its personifications
are natural symbols for water. In one primary form, the water-lily is shown as a ...
Around his neck he wears a stylized water-lily pendant frequently seen on
scribes; the face is rendered essentially as human, but it has the simian features
of the Monkey Scribe. This monkey face was intentionally made ugly, but like a ...
The legs are in motion and crocodilian in form; a personified Imix-Water-lily glyph
is attached to his elbow; the Quadripartite Monster hangs from his rump, head
down and facing outward. A personified blood stream emerges from the stingray
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