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By Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

This nuanced account explores Maya mythology throughout the lens of artwork, textual content, and tradition. It deals a big reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, lengthy thought of an authoritative textual content, that's greater understood as one amongst many an important assets for the translation of historic Maya paintings and fable. utilizing fabrics collected throughout Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the space among written texts and inventive representations, settling on key legendary matters and uncovering their diversifications in narratives and visible depictions. crucial characters—including a secluded younger goddess, a malevolent grandmother, a lifeless father, and the younger gods who turned the sunlight and the moon—are pointed out in pottery, sculpture, mural portray, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. Highlighting such formerly ignored issues as sexuality and generational struggles, this fantastically illustrated ebook paves the way in which for a brand new realizing of Maya myths and their lavish expression in old art.

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Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

This nuanced account explores Maya mythology throughout the lens of artwork, textual content, and tradition. It deals a huge reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, lengthy thought of an authoritative textual content, that is greater understood as one amongst many an important resources for the translation of historic Maya artwork and delusion.

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