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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There are over two million people who still speak one of the more than thirty
Mayan languages living today in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. One
of the largest groups of native American peoples to survive as a coherent group,
Morley set up projects at Uaxactun, Guatemala and Chichen Itza in the Yucatan
to test theories about the Maya, and he embarked on a campaign of exploration
to document all Maya ruins and inscriptions, a project that eventually led to the ...
Hellmuth, TzakolandTepeu Maya Pottery Paintings (Guatemala City: Foundation
for Latin American Anthropological Research, 1976), fig. 29, an enthroned God D
receives a quetzal and a parrot from a child; he wears the pectoral of many ...
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