Fiery pool : the Maya and the mythic sea
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Salem, Mass. : New Haven, Conn. : Peabody Essex Museum ; in association with Yale University Press, ©2010.
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9780300161373, 0300161379, 9780875772196, 0875772196
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328 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 32 cm
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Published
Salem, Mass. : New Haven, Conn. : Peabody Essex Museum ; in association with Yale University Press, ©2010.
Language
English
ISBN
9780300161373, 0300161379, 9780875772196, 0875772196

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"Fiery Pool : The Maya and the Mythic Sea accompanies the exhibition of the same name organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, on view from March 27 through July 18, 2010; and traveling to the Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, from August 29, 2010, through January 2, 2011; and the Saint Louis Art Museum from February 13 through May 8, 2011"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-320) and index.
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"Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the world's most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented toward inland centers and preoccupied with the blood of royal lineage and ritual sacrifice. Drawing on recent archaeological discoveries and developments in deciphering Maya glyphs, this volume presents a revisionist reading that shifts the emphasis of interpretation to the mythic power of the sea as the basis of a larger, deeper cultural narrative and history for the Maya." "Surrounded by the sea in all directions, the Maya viewed water as a source of both life and danger. Through the artworks presented - including acknowledged masterpieces and many never before exhibited in the United States - readers will gain a new appreciation for water's influence on Maya cosmology, its role in their interpretation of the supernatural, as well as its impact on Maya cross-cultural contacts, trading practices, and power dynamics. Essays by prominent scholars provide an interdisciplinary context for understanding Maya art as well as new interpretations of traditional iconography and symbolism."--Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Finamore, D., & Houston, S. D. (2010). Fiery pool: the Maya and the mythic sea . Peabody Essex Museum ; in association with Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Finamore, Daniel, 1961- and Stephen D. Houston. 2010. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea. Peabody Essex Museum ; in association with Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Finamore, Daniel, 1961- and Stephen D. Houston. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea Peabody Essex Museum ; in association with Yale University Press, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Finamore, Daniel, and Stephen D Houston. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea Peabody Essex Museum ; in association with Yale University Press, 2010.

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