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 blood shed by this unfortunate victim sanctifies the rituals of accession. king
with his parents seated beside him, was exploited at Palenque beginning around
a.d. 650. The Oval Palace Tablet, Pacal's accession monument at Palenque ...
The other figures, who are his ancestors called back from the Afterlife to
participate in his accession, sit on glyphs that constitute a continuous text.
However, the ten glyphs on the left are drawn in mirror- image, while the nine on
the right are in ...
The Initial Series text under the ruler's feet records Bird Jaguar's accession on 9.
16. 1.0.0, or May 3, a.d. 752 (this text was carved by a hand distinct from the
master who carved the scene above). Stela 1 1 was commissioned by Bird
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Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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