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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Plate 40a Drawing by David Stuart helmets, it appears that this lintel
commemorates the display of this attire; the person who celebrates the event is
Ruler 2 of Piedras Negras. The Yax na:ab glyph at J2 generally indicates some
sort of agency, ...
He constructed a building to house lintels showing the same three scenes
commissioned by his father; however, he ordered the scenes differently by
centering the war scene on Lintel 16, then flanking it on the left with the vision
scene (Lintel ...
Figure V.3 Lintel 8 Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico Late Classic period, ca. a.d. 760
Drawing by Ian Graham subservient lords and warfare, when necessary. Lintels
41 and 8, which depict warfare, bear the latest date in their respective structures,
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