Final Study Guide

Final Study Guide - 1 For the following images of Maya...

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1 For the following images of Maya rulers, discuss the specific iconographic elements that associate the ruler with the gods, the axis mundi and/or cosmic and creative powers: a) Tikal Stela 16, b) Copan Stela H, c) Kaminaljuyu Stela 11. Include approximate dates for all three artworks. a) Tikal Stela 16 – 700-800 AD Physical: -portrays Jasaw Chan K’awil, 26 th ruler of Tikal -the costume: personification heads for anklets, incense bag with Tlaloc motif, skirt with cross bones and shield, elaborate headdress, ceremonial bar (bloodletting staff), skin barely showing, much of what he wore had jade, god mask helmets Association with gods/axis mundi/cosmic powers: -shows he is in control of the cosmos, has a special relationship with the deities, he is divine -the caption blocks tell about the ending of K’atun and the success of Jasaw Chan K’awil as ruler -the stela itself erected to mark the ending of the period -the stone image was a perpetual representation of the ruler and the portrait was idealized b) Copan Stela H – 731 AD Physical: -depicts 18 Rabbit ajaw, head is bigger and face projects out, the body has more flesh showing
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2008 for the course ART HIS 55B taught by Professor Klein during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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