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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Plate 36 Sculpted bench panel Temple 1 1 , Copan, Honduras Late Classic
period, a.d. 775 Stone Right panel: 51.5 x 263.7 x 17.8 cm End piece: 50.2 x 48.9
x 12.7 cm Left panel: 50.8 x 262.5 x 13.3 cm End piece: 48.2 x 52.7 x 17.8 cm The
No record of Tonina's successful defeat of King Kan-Xul in a.d. 711 has been
discovered at Palenque, but the result is clear at Tonina, where Kan-Xul is
memorialized as a captive on a small panel that may have once formed part of a
wall or ...
It is from a group of at least eighteen extant panels from a yet-unidentified Maya
site (called Site Q) that once formed either the riser of a staircase or a sloping
talus of a ballcourt wall. The panels are now dispersed in collections around the ...
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