The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
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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While this symbolic system had been manifested on building facades during Late
Preclassic times, during the Early Classic period, Maya kings took the imagery
from the architecture and began to wear it. The most complete early records ...
Plate 13 Earflares carved with scroll patterns Early Classic period, a.d. 350-600
Jade Diam. 6.5-7.5 x 1.0 cm Lent courtesy of The Art Museum, Princeton
University These two sets of beautifully finished earflares were carved from a
Plate 19 Ahau pectoral Kendal, Belize Early Classic period, a.d. 250-400
Greenstone 6.8x6.8x2.5 cm Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool This jade
pectoral, carved as an extraordinary face, was found with thin cylindrical beads
and jade ...
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