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dc.contributor.advisorGuernsey, Julia, 1964-en
dc.contributor.advisorStuart, David, 1965-en
dc.creatorBernatz, Michele Mae, 1955-en
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-16T20:27:47Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-16T20:27:47Zen
dc.date.issued2006-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/13122en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation aims at advancing our understanding of Ancient Maya cosmology through the in-depth analysis of a singular, broadly-extant, and sacred entity called God L. Focus is placed upon portrayals created in the Central Area of settlement (lowland Guatemala and Mexico) and the timeframe of the Classic era. While seeking to uncover knowledge derived from the Classic Maya epoch, data extends beyond this temporal boundary in order to fix visual forms within the continuum of cultural development. My research is the first comprehensive study of the innovation, characterization, function, and meaning of God L. Collected together within the pages of this dissertation are numerous examples drawn from the corpus of Maya art. The examination of this deity, whose qualities and narrative exemplify a sacrosanct existence, sheds light on the concept of k’uh, an indigenous Maya word used to describe holy beings and things. Various depictions of God L are analyzed from the perspective of an art historical methodology that is augmented by information drawn from other academic disciplines.
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectMaya art--Mexicoen
dc.subjectMaya art--Guatemalaen
dc.subjectMaya godsen
dc.subjectMayas--Religionen
dc.subjectMaya mythologyen
dc.subjectGods in arten
dc.titleThe concept of divinity in Maya arten
dc.description.departmentArt Historyen
thesis.degree.departmentArt Historyen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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