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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Beginning at the north door, the inscriptions record Yax-Pac's accession, then it
continues on to the east door to a first appearance of Evening Star that occurred
shortly after his father acceded; to the south with a katun ending and a visible ...
W4 : ahau-in-hand (event; same as HI and 02) X4-X6 : names and titles of Ruler
2 W7-X7 : Piedras Negras ahau W8-W9 : 11 k'in, 12 uinals, 8 tuns, 1 katun X9 —
W10 : after he had been seated as king X10 : Ruler 2 W10-X11 : and then it ...
Maya birthdays and anniversaries were recorded in this calendar. The end of a
katun and its quarter points every fifth year were the occasion of public rites that
featured the bloodletting of the king. The shape of time, the symmetry of repeated
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Kingship and the Rites of Accession
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