The blood of kings: dynasty and ritual in Maya art

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G. Braziller in association with the Kimbell Art Museum, 1986 - Art - 335 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgments
5
Chapters
63
Kingship and the Rites of Accession
103
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

The lateLinda Schele was the John D. Murchison Professor of The lateLinda Schele was the John D. Murchison Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include "The Blood of Kings" (with Mary Miller), "A Forest of Kings""The Blood of Kings" (with Mary Miller), "A Forest of Kings" (with David Freidel), and "Maya Cosmos" (with David Freidel (with David Freidel), and "Maya Cosmos" (with David Freidel and Joy Parker). She died in the spring of 1998. and Joy Parker). She died in the spring of 1998.

Mary Ellen Miller is the Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. She is the author of "The Murals of Bonampak, The Art of Mesoamerica" (in Thames and Hudson's World of Art series), and co-author, with Linda Schele, of "The Blood of Kings".

Kerr is a photographers of Pre-Columbian art and a scholar in the field. He developed the rollout camera.

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