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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His most characteristic feature is a forehead mirror punctured by a celt, a smoking
celt, a smoking cigar, a smoking torch or a ceramic torch holder. The torch sign is
a phonetic complement designating that the mirror is made from a material that ...
26), depict multiple human profiles with the smoking celt of God K emerging from
their foreheads. At first glance, the unmistakable form of the smoking celt may
lead one to think these anthropomorphic figures are indeed images of God K. Yet
The later position, 22.214.171.124.0, places the celt in the year A.D. 514, which seems to
be too late for the style of drawing and glyphs. Plate 23 Deity plaque Pusilha,
Belize Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800 Jade 5.7 x 3.2 cm The Trustees of The ...
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