Stepping Out: The Maya Underworld and the Red Temple at Cacaxtla
Author(s): Simon Martin
The murals of Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala, have long thrown the issue of Central Mexico-Maya interaction into high relief. There we find the richest evidence of interaction between these two cultural zones, though whether this amounts to citation, appropriation, fusion, or immigration is open to debate and contestation. This paper re-examines the stairway murals of the Red Temple for what they tell us about a Maya world seen through a Central Mexican lens. A particular focus falls on the link between image and physical space in these paintings, which make them experiential as well as visual.
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Stepping Out: The Maya Underworld and the Red Temple at Cacaxtla. Simon Martin. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444540)
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Abstract Id(s): 21057