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The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art

Author: Linda Schele; Mary Ellen Miller; Justin Kerr; Kimbell Art Museum.; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : G. Braziller ; Fort Worth : Kimbell Art Museum, ©1986.
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By making full use of the progress in deciphering the Maya hieroglyphic code, this examines the world and minds of the creators of Maya art, including a look at the Maya calendar.
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Schele, Linda.
Blood of kings.
New York : G. Braziller ; Fort Worth : Kimbell Art Museum, ©1986
(OCoLC)656740690
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Schele; Mary Ellen Miller; Justin Kerr; Kimbell Art Museum.; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 091280422X 9780912804224 080761159X 9780807611593 0500276676 9780500276679 0807612782 9780807612781
OCLC Number: 13327308
Description: xii, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Prologue. The modern invention of the ancient Maya. The characteristics of Maya art. Maya gods and icons --
1. The royal person --
2. Kingship and the rites of accession --
3. Courtly life --
4. Bloodletting and the vision quest --
5. Warfare and captive sacrifice --
6. The ballgame --
7. Death and the journey to Xibalba --
8. Kingship and the Maya cosmos --
The Maya calendar --
The hieroglyphic writing system.
Responsibility: Linda Schele, Mary Ellen Miller ; photographs by Justin Kerr.

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'A work as remarkable for its text as for the photographs and drawings that illustrate it ... revolutionary' - Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

 
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