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A Maya universe in stone

A Maya universe in stone

Author: Stephen D Houston; Michael D Coe; Getty Research Institute,
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Getty Research Institute, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1950, Dana Lamb, an explorer of some notoriety, stumbled on a Maya ruin in the tropical forests of northern Guatemala. Lamb failed to record the location of the site he called Laxtunich, turning his find into the mystery at the center of this book. The lintels he discovered there, long since looted, are probably of a set with two others that are among the masterworks of Maya sculpture from the Classic period.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maya universe in stone.
Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, 2021.
(DLC) 2021012962
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen D Houston; Michael D Coe; Getty Research Institute,
ISBN: 9781606067444 1606067443
OCLC Number: 1245247205
Description: ix, 182 pages: illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Orphaned Carvings / Stephen Houston --
Lamb's Journey and the "Lost City" / Andrew Scherer, Charles Golden, and Stephen Houston --
A Sculptor at Work / Stephen Houston, Andrew Scherer, Karl Taube --
Seasonal Gods and Cosmic Rulers / Stephen Houston, David Stuart, and Karl Taube.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Houston.


The first study devoted to a single sculptor in ancient America, as understood through four unprovenanced masterworks traced to a small sector of Guatemala.  Read more...


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"Cultural restitution-in the form of provenancing "orphaned" ancient monuments-is one of the most important endeavors in contemporary archaeology, art history, and epigraphy. In this book a group of Read more...

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