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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The next glyph is eroded, but the following phrase is a name written with the
phonetic glyph u pacal, a title, Mah K'ina, and the Palenque Emblem Glyph, or "
the shield of the great Sun, lord of Palenque." Many scholars have taken this ...
The greatest funerary monument known from the Classic period, the stone lid of
Pacal's sarcophagus in the Temple of Inscriptions at Palenque, is carved with a
scene showing the moment of death as a fall into the Maw of the Underworld (PI.
As he falls down this World Tree, Pacal sits atop the Quadripartite Sun Monster.
The crossed bands (usually depicted in its kin bowl) are replaced here by a cimi,
the glyph for death. The Monster is skillfully depicted in a state of transition ...
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