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Unformatted text preview: Art History 6H Reader # 6 In Miller and Martins Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya, the author talks about the features, meanings and details of Mayan art. They talk about how the skill of art was seen as both, highly admired and rewarded but also as cautious in the sense the Maya elite had to make sure artists stayed in their place so that the position of this royalty was not overshadowed by the popularity of the artisans. Overall, the article depicts the high level of craftsmanship the Mayan had, including their elaborate numbering system, their hieroglyphs, their ceramics all works showed an unprecedented level of skill and intellectual in the Mesoamerica of that point in time. Reader # 7 In Maya Kingship and Rites of Accession, Schele and Miller explain how Mayan rules used symbolic displays in order to receive support and to give reason for their actions...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2009 for the course ARTH 6H taught by Professor Peterson during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.
- Winter '09