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 second, God N or Pauahtun, has several forms.62 He emerges from or
wears a shell, either that of a conch or a turtle (Fig. 47b). He can also appear in
full-bodied form wearing a section of shell as a pectoral, and a napkin or net
Together these elements suggest that the figure represents Pauahtun, or the
Maya God N, as well as a Monkey Scribe. Since this dual association is
supported elsewhere in painted images of Pauahtun who appears as a scribe or
as a teacher ...
II).21 These na:ab figures, like the Pauahtuns on Structure 9N-82 at Copan, may
also refer to the painters or artisans honored in the compound. Four courtly lords,
perhaps masters of courtly and scribal arts, on the Late Classic panel from ...
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