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The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
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The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art (Paperback)

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'The Blood of Kings' makes full use of the tremendous progress made in deciphering the complicated Maya hieroglyphic code, effectively penetrating the world and minds of the creators of Maya art.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesArt styles not defined by dateArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd Publication Date: 21/04/1992 ISBN-13: 9780500276679  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Linda Schele (1942 - 1998) was an expert in the field of Maya epigraphy and iconography. She played an invaluable role in the decipherment of much of the Maya hieroglyphs. Mary Ellen Miller is an American art historian and Dean of Yale College. In 2008, she was appointed as Sterling Professor at Yale. She has served as the Chair of the History of Art, Latin American Studies, and Archaeological Studies Departments at Yale, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies of the History of Art. She has written many articles on Mesoamerican art, and her book with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings, is considered a landmark in Maya studies. She is also the author, with Karl Taube, of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya.

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