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Author Fields, Virginia M.

Title Lords of creation : the origins of sacred Maya kingship / Virginia M. Fields and Dorie Reents-Budet ; with contributions by Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle ... [et al.].

Imprint London : Scala, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.7281 FIE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.7281 FIE    Available
Description 287 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Note Published in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sept. 10, 2005-Jan. 2, 2006; Dallas Museum of Art, Feb. 12-May 7, 2006; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 11-Sept. 10, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-280) and index.
Contents Introduction: the first sacred kings of Mesoamerica / Virginia M. Fields with Dorie Reents-Budet -- Between heaven and earth : the civil cache and the creation of the Mesoamerican cosmos / Jeremy R. Bauer -- Olmec ideological, ritual, and symbolic contributions to the institution of classic Maya kingship / F. Kent Reilly -- Late preclassic expressions of authority on the Pacific slope / Julia Guernsey and Michael Love -- The principal bird deity in preclassic and early classic art / Constance Cortez -- Preclassic architecture, ritual, and the emergence of cultural complexity : a diachronic perspective from the Belize Valley / M. Kathryn Brown and James F. Garber -- The creation mountains : structure 5C-2nd and late preclassic kingship / David A. Freidel -- Precincts for gods and men : the architecture of the cities of the Peten, Guatemala / Juan Antonio Valdés -- Early social complexity and kingship in the Mirador basin / Richard D. Hansen and Stanley P. Guenter -- The sacred mountain : preclassical architecture in Calakmul / Ramón Carrasco Vargas -- Building a dynasty : early classic kingship at Copan / Ellen E. Bell -- Rosalila : temple of the Sun King at Copan / Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle -- The origins of Maya writing / Federico Fahsen and Nikolai Grube -- Strangers in the May area : early classic interaction with Teotihuacan / Rober J. Sharer and Simon Martin -- Dancing in the footsteps of the ancestors / Allen J. Christenson -- Catalogue / Virigna M. Fields and Dorie Reents-Budet.
Subject Maya art -- Exhibitions.
Mayas -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Maya -- Kings and rulers -- Exhibitions.
Maya -- Rites and ceremonies -- Exhibitions.
Kings and rulers in art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Reents-Budet, Dorie.
Agurcia Fasquelle, Ricardo.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Dallas Museum of Art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 1857593863 (hbk.) : $60.00
1857594053 (pbk.)

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