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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Blood may also appear as a bifurcated scroll or a lazy-S scroll, with or without
beaded outlines. Both kinds of scrolls may have signs of precious materials
attached to their edges and set inside their borders. The zoomorphic form of
blood is ...
One is a stately, courtly woman who is sometimes shown weaving; the second is
a courtesan who appears with all sorts of mates, from Underworld deities to
oversized rabbits. The imagery of both derives from Maya concepts of the moon,
The Twin manifestations in Classic imagery are even more complicated: the GI/
GIII, Chac-Xib- Chac/Jaguar and Headband pairs can all be associated with the
Hero Twins, but they also appear with contradictory astronomical associations.
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