June 23
The Maya

 

 

map of Mesoamerica

Map of Mesoamerica
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

map of Palenque

Map of Palenque
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Palenque Palace

Palenque Palace. Petén. Late Classic.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

Temple of the Inscriptions

Temple of the Inscriptions. Palenque. Seventh-century AD.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Cutaway of the Temple of the Inscriptions

Cutaway of the Temple of the Inscriptions
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Temple of the Inscriptions

Temple of the Inscriptions. Palenque. Seventh-century AD.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2005.

 

 

 

 

Lord Pakal

Lord Pakal
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2005.

 

 

 

 

Lord Pakal's Sarcohagus Lid. Palenque. Seventh-century AD.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Lord Pakal's Sarcophagus LId


Lord Pakal's Sarcohagus Lid. Palenque. Seventh-century AD.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2005.

 

 

 

 

Copan Acropolis

Copan Acropolis
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Structure 22

Structure 22. Copán.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Main Structure Chicanna

Main Structure Chicanna
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Zoomorph

Zoomorph P. Quirigua.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

Hieroglyphic Stairway

Hieroglyphic Stairway. Copán. Eighth-century AD.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Niches

Pyramid of the Niches. El Tajín. Late Classic.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Altar Q

Altar Q. Copán.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

K'inich' Yax K'uk Mo = Great Sun, Green Quetzal Macaw

 

Copan hieroglyphs

 

K'inich glyph

 

 

 

 

Governor's Palace

 

 

 

 

Nunnery Quadrangle

Quadrangle of the Nuns
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Puuc Architectural Style
'Boot' stones in vaults
Flying facades
Light, airy roofcombs
Veneer masonry
Well-cut stones

 

 

 

 

 

Lintel 25

Lintel 25. Yaxchilan.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Stela 14

Stela 14. Piedras Negras.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Codex Style Pot

Codex Style Pot
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Important Mayan gods
Itzamna - father of the gods
Ix Chel - mother of the gods
Chaak - rain god
Kukulcan - (Feathered Serpent) god of ruling caste
Maize god
K'awil - god of lineage
Fire god

 

 

 

 

Bonampak Wall Painting

Bonampak Wall Painting. Bonampak. Eighth-century.

Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

Instructor's Notes for Lecture 8