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Art HIstory Mayan Culture Notes

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Art HIstory Mayan Culture Notes art 1906

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Date Created: 04/02/16
Mayan Culture  Located in the poor areas of Southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize  Period: Classic Maya c. A.D. 250-900  Social organization: independent city-states  This study of Mayan Culture will focus on the sites at Tikal and Palenque  Established civilizations include architecture, a writing system, and other things like religious worship of animal spirits or deities  Mayan writing used images rather than words  Stelae were erected in public places (a large stone slab with writing on it; normally includes a picture of the ruler and writing explaining who they are)  Mayan stelae used more images for explanation of rulers ( represented their more complex writing system)  Pictures normally came with syllables that portrayed the difference in the images  Pakal (for more on Pakal: ) and Chan Bahlum II ( for more: ) were important builders in the late classic period of Maya  The galleries built by Chan Bahlum II included wall art that depicted wat was important to Mayan culture ; expression ceremonies were repeated and emphasized throughout the cultures art( examples found in the Art History textbook)  Mayan art is very realistic  Pakal had a monumental temple of inscriptions References mark, j. j. (2014, march 28). Kinich Janaab Pacal. Retrieved from Ancient History Encyclopedia. Palenque Museum: Stucco portrait of Chan Bahlum. (2004, january 24). Retrieved from mayanruins.


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