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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V«f sk 792, during an inferior conjunction, when Venus passed in front of the sun,
King Chaan-Muan of Bonampak led warriors, including Bonampak's allies from
Yaxchilan, in a successful battle, defeated his enemies and took many captives.
Isolated captives rarely occur in Maya art independent of their captors. When they
do, they are typically carved on the risers or treads of stairs, which could be used
for generations as sites of actual rituals commemorating the defeat of important ...
No record of Tonina's successful defeat of King Kan-Xul in a.d. 711 has been
discovered at Palenque, but the result is clear at Tonina, where Kan-Xul is
memorialized as a captive on a small panel that may have once formed part of a
wall or ...
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