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dc.contributor.advisorGuernsey, Julia, 1964-
dc.contributor.advisorStuart, David, 1965-
dc.creatorHiggins, Elaine Elizabeth, 1981-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T20:21:13Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T20:21:13Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T27S7HX9G
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/45843
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the dwarf motif in the art of the Classic Period Maya (300-900 A.D.) from significant polities of the Maya Lowlands. Through an iconographic and iconological analysis of Maya dwarf imagery, this thesis examines the principal social roles of dwarfs in both historical and mythological contexts. The importance of dance and ritual performance, specifically as it relates to dwarf imagery, is also a major focus of this analysis. Consideration of dwarfs in this framework will help to understand their place within the royal court, the system of rulership, site interactions, ritual performance, and Maya mythology.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
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_US
dc.subjectDwarf motifen_US
dc.subjectMayan arten_US
dc.subjectClassic period Maya (300-900 AD)en_US
dc.titleDancing dwarfs and courtly cohorts : an examination of the dwarf motif in Mesoamerican iconographyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentArt Historyen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US


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