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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In his "birth" passage on the Tablet of the Sun at Palenque, he is named in
several ways: Ahau- Kin, or "Lord Sun"; with signs of a torch and a jaguar-
covered ahau, or Mali k'ina Tah Balam- Ahau, which means "Lord Torch Jaguar
Lord"; and as ...
Plate 19 Ahau pectoral Kendal, Belize Early Classic period, a.d. 250-400
Greenstone 6.8x6.8x2.5 cm Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool This jade
pectoral, carved as an extraordinary face, was found with thin cylindrical beads
and jade ...
The statement is written as a dyadic couplet, and the "fish-in-hand" glyph
indicates that a bloodletting event was also performed on the same day by Ruler
2. Ol-Pl : 8 Chicchan 3 Ceh (22.214.171.124.5, November 13, a.d. 510) 02 : ahau- in-
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