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June 18, 2006
Sunday at the Met--Treasures of Sacred Maya Kings
Film screening and lectures
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The program explores the elaboration of the concept of divine kingship among early Maya peoples. The grandiose ambition of earthly rulers seeking to transform themselves into gods produced some of the most visually stunning imagery of the ancient Americas.
10:45 a.m. Popol Vuh: Creation Myth of the Maya (60 min.)
Directed by Patricia Amlin, 1986. Uses animated images derived primarily from 8th-century Maya depictions on ceramic vessels to chronicle the much older epic story of the dawn of life in the Maya world. Introduction and postscreening commentary by Justin Kerr, independent scholar, New York.
1:30 p.m. The First Maya Kings: The Emergence and Expression of Their Sacred Power
Virginia Fields, curator of pre-Columbian art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
2:15 p.m. The Blood of Sacrifice, the Lord of Creation: Maya Art, Myth, and Power in San Bartolo, Guatemala
William A. Saturno, assistant professor of anthropology, University of New Hampshire.
3:00 p.m. The Rosalila Temple, Heart of the Acropolis and Sacred Precinct of Early Classic Rulership at Copan
Ricardo F. Agurcia, executive director, Copan Association.
3:45 p.m. The Search for K'inich Yax K'uk' Mo': Archaeology and Dynastic Origins at Copan, Honduras
Robert J. Sharer, Sally and Alvin Shoemaker Professor in Anthropology and curator in charge, American Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Pictured above : Tripod Vessel with Human Figure, 450–550, Mexico, Campeche, Becan Structure XIV, Ceramic; 6 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. (16.5 x 18.1 cm). Museo Regional de Yucatán, "Palacio Cantón," Mérida (source)