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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Thus, the king becomes the apotheosis of this god when he goes to war. Without
the mask, the king's face proves to be fully human. He wears disk flares
suspended from his ears; his hair is tied up in the fashion of warriors and captives
, and he ...
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 Seattle Art Museum, Gift of John Hauherg Dressed in the ...
The prisoner wears a great mass of tattered loincloth and a water-lily jaguar
headdress. He almost appears to speak the text of glyphs placed in front of his
face, but it is too eroded to retrieve anything except the second-to-last glyph, a
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