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Author Chinchilla Mazariegos, Oswaldo Fernando, 1965- author
Title Art and myth of the ancient Maya / Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  F1435.3.R3 C539 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001279157
 人文社會聯圖  F1435.3.R3 C45 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020606398
Descript xi, 290 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
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Note "This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many crucial sources for the interpretation of ancient Maya art and myth. Using materials gathered across Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the gap between written texts and artistic representations, identifying key mythical subjects and uncovering their variations in narratives and visual depictions. Central characters-including a secluded young goddess, a malevolent grandmother, a dead father, and the young gods who became the sun and the moon-are identified in pottery, sculpture, mural painting, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. Highlighting such previously overlooked topics as sexuality and generational struggles, this beautifully illustrated book paves the way for a new understanding of Maya myths and their lavish expression in ancient art"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-280) and index
Image and text -- Pictorial and textual sources -- Mesoamerican cosmogony -- The maiden -- The grandmother -- The sun's opponents -- The sun -- The perfect youth -- The father
Subject Maya art -- Themes, motives
Maya mythology
Maya mythology in art
Mayas -- Religion
Mexico -- Antiquities
Central America -- Antiquities
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