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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In addition to the shell earflares, he wears a shell diadem, and his long hair is
gathered up atop the head and falls forward in a loop. His body features are
reptilian; his arms, legs and body are marked by water scrolls; and he carries
both an ax ...
Plate 24 Costume ornament Late Classic period, a.d. 600-800 Carved shell 7.7 x
7.1 cm The Art Museum, Princeton University Gift of GillettG. Griffin This shell
exemplifies the silhouette style of carving that employs cutout latticework for the ...
An anthropomorphic god with a deer ear stands below and behind the head of
the Vision Serpent, leaning over to avoid its passage and blowing on a conch
shell trumpet to announce its arrivaI. This remarkable image links the
iconography of ...
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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
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