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 an alternative form, a water-lily pad is tied across the forehead by a stem and a
blossom, and the body is rendered as a fish with another, smaller fish nibbling at
its tail (Fig. 24b). This configuration represents the god of the number 13 and ...
Around his neck he wears a stylized water-lily pendant frequently seen on
scribes; the face is rendered essentially as human, but it has the simian features
of the Monkey Scribe. This monkey face was intentionally made ugly, but like a ...
Water-lily Monster Vision Serpent Plate 105 Tetrapod bowl Early Classic period,
a.d. 350-500 Polychromed ceramic H. 22 cm New Orleans Museum of Art Ella
West Freeman Foundation Matching Fund This Early Classic basal-flanged bowl
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