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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Most stela compositions included only one figure, as on the Hauberg Stela (PI. 66
), perhaps because of the verticality of the stela slab. The use of two figures
began with the addition of captives, as on Dos Pilas Stela 16 (Fig. V.4), or
Ruler from Dos Pilas Stela 1 Plate 10a Plate 10b Plate 27a fourth glyph and the.
Figure 1.4 The Meaning of the God C Apron c. The God C apron from the Kimbell
figurine (PI. 2) Plate 2 a Three blue heads, each with blue celt-shaped objects ...
15; Stela 17, 86; Stela 25, 182-183, 302-303 Double-headed Serpent Bar, 47, 52,
72, 81, 109, 111, 120, 121, 122, 177, 284 Dumbarton Oaks: Bloodletting Pot, 37,
38, 180, 192, 202-203, PI. 68; Carved Stone Vase, 180, 192, 193, 202-203, PI.
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