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 huipil was worn on more formal occasions, and together the garments
provided a loose-fitting, comfortable costume for Maya women in the hot
Lowlands. Both male and female clothing was worn high enough at the waist to
cover the ...
The figurine may date from approximately this period, but evidence of costume is
inconclusive support for the Dos Pilas region as its source. It is, however,
indicative of a particular ritual, and since both Dos Pilas dates are period endings
, the ...
78). The warrior holds the round shield in his left hand; his right forearm is bound
with twisted cloth in a fashion identical to that of ballplayers (PL 96). These
costume elements indicate that the warrior is also dressed for a ballgame, which
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