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.
Résultats 1-3 sur 20
With this information alone, the person depicted could be any noble, but the rank
of king is specified by the Double-headed Serpent Bar behind the figure. The bar
alludes to accession rituals in which the right to hold the bar and the powers of ...
Unlike any other Late Classic captive, Kan-Xul was depicted still wearing the
emblem of kings, the Jester God headband. The Kan-Xul panel is most striking
for its style, which is different from that of earlier stone monuments at Tonina.
The crossed bands (usually depicted in its kin bowl) are replaced here by a cimi,
the glyph for death. The Monster is skillfully depicted in a state of transition
between life and death: He is skeletal from the muzzle down, but his eyes have
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
The blood of kings: dynasty and ritual in Maya artAvis d'utilisateur - Not Available - Book Verdict
Though Maya script, symbolism, and mythology are not yet fully understood, research from the last 25 years is showing that the Maya, once seen as "simple'' peaceful people, are now thought to have ... Consulter l'avis complet
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
4 autres sections non affichées