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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On that monument, three of the four warriors who attend the Piedras Negras ruler
have their hands bound. The text on this lintel names Knot-eye Jaguar of
Yaxchilan, who, like the ahaus of Lintel 2, had reason to be represented at
This is most evident at Cacaxtla, in the Central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, where
the goring of Maya warriors by Mexican warriors is painted in a purely Maya style.
Such records establish that Maya artists, either as captives or as tributary ...
The warrior stands relaxed, thrusting his belly forward. The feathered ankle cuffs
he wears over bare feet are similar to those that appear on many Yaxchilan
lintels. Plate 80 Jaina warrior Late Classic period, a.d. 700-900 Ceramic H. 26 cm
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