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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SACRED PLACES AND THINGS The Celestial Monster The Celestial Monster,
sometimes also called the Bicephalic Monster or the Cosmic Monster, has two
heads and a single body (Fig. 22). The body may be rendered as crocodilian or
by a ...
His head is surrounded by three smokelike shapes, and facial features include a
squint-eye, a forehead panel, a mirror at the rear of the head and a single curved
line representing the mouth. Here his image was incised on a jade ornament as ...
A chain drops from the belt to a personification head with a jade ornament
hanging from its mouth. The headdress, like the belt, is a critical part of the
costume. It was constructed on a cap lined with jade cylinders and beads. A side
flange was ...
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