Kerr furnished the rollouts, his wife designed the book, and coe again penned the text. A corpus of rollout photographs of maya vases, edited by justin and barbara kerr. His innovation inspired the kerrs to produce six volumes of the maya vase book 750 rollouts with essays by leading scholars. Jun 10, 2014 justin kerr built his rollout camera out of a hasselblad, a turntable, and motors that synchronize the cameras moving film with the surface of a revolving vase. A corpus of rollout photgraphs of maya vases maya vase book vol 1. Justin created his rollout camera from a hasselblad, a turntable, and motors that synchronize the moving film with the surface of a revolving vase. Francis robicsek and donald hales, the maya book of the dead, university of virginia art museum 1981.
Linda schele and peter matthews, the code of kings, scribner 1998. A name glyph for classic maya dwarfs, in the maya vase book, edited by justin kerr, pp. A corpus of rollout photographs of maya vases, volume 1. Fenton style vase k558 rollout by justin kerr panorama foto of paxil mountain where according the popol wuj the first corn was found. These devices were fourdirectional palindromes, read leftright, right. The five volume series of maya vase books are the primary source for those interested in mayan ceramics, art, culture and life. This richly illustrated volume by two renowned experts is the first to make full use of the latest research and the first to explore the privileged lives of the maya scribes and their distinctive artistic achievements.
Many of the photographs have been published in books and papers by scholars. Ancient maya calligraphy, the subject of exciting breakthroughs in decipherment, is revealed here to be among the finest and most beautiful in the world. The maya vase database is an extension of the maya vase books by justin kerr and the precolumbian portfolio are photographs of various. Maya vase painting k7289, from the justin kerr data base depicts a ruler or priest involved in what i would argue is a mushroom ritual of underworld jaguar transformation. The maya vase book by justin kerr and edited by barbara kerr, published in six volumes, contains approximately 750 rollout photographs of maya vessels along with scholarly analyses of the iconography, art, and hieroglyphics associated with them contributed by established researchers in the field. A corpus of rollout photographs of maya vases by justin kerr 1990, spiral at the best online prices at ebay. The vase database is composed of rollout photographs of maya vessels. Hieroglyphs on maya vessels david stijarr the maya vase book our present understanding of the elite and religious culture of classic maya civilizationowesmuchtothevivid scenes and hieroglyphic texts. There are also still photographs of plates and bowls.
In the first book each photo is black and white, but each pages shows a good quality photo of the vase in full, with the design easy to see. Michael coe and justin kerr, the art of the maya scribe. Volumes 1 and 2 are out of print, but are available on cd rom. Twenty years ago, the hieroglyphs, images, and even origins of these extraordinary vessels were little known. The maya ceramic book of creation universiteit leiden. This database is accessible online through the site click on the maya vase database link on this homepage and it will redirect you. A corpus of rollout photographs of maya vases, volume 4. The gifts honor the visitor and showcase the givers fine taste. Currently standing at five volumes, it is one of a select number of works that can be described as indispensable to the field. Many files have links to a still photograph of the vase and a number have links to essays describing details of the text from wellknown scholars. Justin kerr today, when highprofile foreign dignitaries visit the white house, they can expect to attend grand dinners and to receive gifts, often custommade by the best artists in the country. The maya vase books comprise a corpus of rollout photographs made by justin kerr with a camera specifically designed and built by him, to record the painting.
The text identifies the vase as the drinking vessel of chuyti chan, who carries the titles itsat pits, artist, ballplayer. The maya vase book was devised by justin and barbara kerr to bring together works scattered in collections across the globe and make them available for study by scholars, students and all interested parties. The vessels and objects depicted are in museums and collections across the united states, europe, mexico, guatemala, honduras, and belize. A complete inventory of way characters on maya ceramics. Ancient mayan art refers to the material arts of the mayan civilization, an eastern and southeastern mesamerican culture that took shape in the course of the later preclassic period 500 bc to 200 ad. The maya vase database is an extension of the maya vase books by justin kerr and the precolumbian portfolio are photographs of various objects. The maya vase database the main source for the maya vases in this study is the maya vase database, an archive of rollout photographs created by justin kerr. Books by justin kerr author of how to be great at your job.
A corpus of rollout photographs of maya vases by justin kerr. Justin kerr developed the roll out method of photography to show these vases in their full glory. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Coe, michael, and justin kerr 1998 the art of the maya scribe.
Barbara kerr editor, justin kerr illustrator spiralbound sep 1994. In the late seventies, kerr and his wife also collaborated on a book by francis robicsek, the maya book of the dead 1981, an indepth study of codexstyle vessels a category of vase devoid of imagery and only covered with glyphs. Experts believed that scenes such as this represented gods from the underworld, but recent scholarship has clarified the role of these horrific creatures as animate spells and personified illnesses sent out by sorcerers. Stone, andrea, and mark zender 2011 reading maya art. Unlocking the past with a ceramic key times higher. A corpus of rollout photographs of maya vases, volume 4, edited by justin kerr, pp. A corpus of rollout photographs of maya by justin kerr excellent. A book that has been read but is in good condition. This maya vase from the guatemalan highlands dates from ad 600900, the late classic maya period. The maya vase books comprise a corpus of rollout photographs made by justin kerr with a camera specifically designed and built by him, to record the painting and carving on maya vases and contains essays by noted mayanists. Maya vase k6608 from the justin kerr data base of maya vase paintings, depicts three underworld jaguars which may symbolize the three hearth stones of creation, a trinity of gods in maya religion known at the archaeological site of palenque as gi, gii, giii. Stuart, david, stephen houston, and john robertson 1999 recovering the past. The maya vase book a corpus of rollout photographs of maya.
Linda schele and mary miller, the blood of kings, braziller 1986. This coincided with the research that i was doing for my book on the maya underworld xibalba. An anthology comprising abridgements of the popolvuh, warrier of rabinal, and selections from the memorial of solola. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Signs can also baffle and please by means of scribal ingenuity.
They, and volumes 3, 4, 5, may be purchased from kerr and associates. Each book is full of around 100200 decorated ancient maya vases. The ruler or priest is depicted holding a ceremonial bar from which emerges the vision serpent. In the first book each photo is black and white, but each pages shows a good quality photo of. Grube, nikolai, and werner nahm 1994 a census of xibalba. Codexstyle vase with mythological scene maya the met. Ancient mayan art then went through an extended postclassic.
Dedicated to justin and barbara kerr and their maya vase database. Jan 29, 20 the maya vase book by justin kerr and edited by barbara kerr, published in six volumes, contains approximately 750 rollout photographs of maya vessels along with scholarly analyses of the iconography, art, and hieroglyphics associated with them contributed by established researchers in the field. Justin kerrs maya vase database mayavase search page. Its greatest artistic flowering occurred during the seven centuries of the classic period c.1484 1010 176 536 1263 1417 1033 796 488 1359 683 647 1219 774 1174 154 1461 1081 1451 1440 345 1318 123 1035 430 1227 1047 1288 613 576 1455 279 542 991 146