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 final glyph of the caption placed near the figure at right names him as cahal;
the three preceding glyphs record his personal name. Cahals were regional
governors, subject to a king, and this cahal first pledged fealty to Bird Jaguar, and
The cahal title designated not only governors and war chiefs, but one of Chaan-
muan's wives bears the title Lady Cahal, and here it also denotes the plump
individual blowing the conch shell in Room 2, whose simple dress suggests that
he is ...
10.0.0) with the cahal, or underlord, who ruled La Pasadita for him. Dressed in
the symbolic array of Chac-Xib-Chac and wearing his father's name on his belt to
declare his line of descent, Bird Jaguar drops a dotted stream of blood into a ...
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