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Fiery pool : the Maya and the mythic sea

Author: Daniel Finamore; Stephen D Houston; Peabody Essex Museum.; Kimbell Art Museum.; St. Louis Art Museum.
Publisher: Salem, Mass. : Peabody Essex Museum ; New Haven, Conn. : in association with Yale University Press, ©2010.
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Drawing on archaeological discoveries and developments in deciphering Maya glyphs, this title presents a revisionist reading that shifts the emphasis of interpretation to the mythic power of the sea  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Finamore; Stephen D Houston; Peabody Essex Museum.; Kimbell Art Museum.; St. Louis Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780300161373 0300161379 9780875772196 0875772196
OCLC Number: 501186772
Notes: "Fiery Pool : The Maya and the Mythic Sea accompanies the exhibition of the same name organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, on view from March 27 through July 18, 2010; and traveling to the Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, from August 29, 2010, through January 2, 2011; and the Saint Louis Art Museum from February 13 through May 8, 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword / Dan L. Monroe, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan --
Introduction / Daniel Finamore, Stephen D. Houston --
The worlds of the ancient Maya and the worlds they made / Mary E. Miller, Megan O'Neil --
Drowned landscapes / Heather McKillop --
The wide waters of Palenque / David Stuart --
Living waters and wondrous beasts / Stephen D. Houston --
Symbols of water management at Copan, Honduras / Barbara W. Fash --
The music of shells / Marc Zender --
Navigating the Maya world / Daniel Finamore --
The dark lord of Maya trade / Simon Martin --
The Maya ports Isla Cerritos and Uaymil / Rafael Cobos --
Where earth and sky meet : the sea and sky in ancient and contemporary Maya cosmology / Karl A. Taube --
Offerings to the rain gods : the archaeology of Maya caves / James E. Brady --
Objects cast into cenotes / Luis Alberto Martos López --
Coda : the sea and art / Daniel Finamore.
Other Titles: Maya and the mythic sea
Responsibility: [edited by] Daniel Finamore and Stephen D. Houston.

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