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 3 Figurine of a seated lord Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800 Ceramic H. 21
cm Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, ... Plate 5 Shell ornament Tula, Hidalgo,
Mexico Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800 Carved shell 5.8x9.5 cm Field Museum
5 Oval Palace Tablet Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico Late Classic period, ca. a.d.
652 Pacal, who is about to become king of Palenque, sits on a double-headed
jaguar throne that is turned toward the viewer so that both heads can he seen.
Plate 60 Lancet shaped as a stingray spine Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800
Jade 9.5 x 1.5 cm Lent courtesy of The Art ... ("Mexican year sign ) mosaic Tlaloc
head flower tassels Plate 62 Lintel 24 Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico Late Classic ...
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