Lady Six Sky and the Definition of Ritual Space at Naranjo
AbstractThrough a broad discussion on the full monumental program at Naranjo during the reigns of Lady Six Sky and her son K'ak Tiliw Chan Chaak, this article provides new information about the role of women in Late Classic Maya civilization (AD 600-900). A detailed exploration of the distinct trends in the monumental program from 682-741 AD supports the primary argument for Lady Sky Six’s underlying importance in ritual representation. The author finds considerable evidence that suggests the transfer of power from mother to son during the latter years of Lady Sky Six. A concluding discussion of Naranjo focuses on spatial analysis of the monuments spread across the site core in relation to dual-gendered ritual space, as well as contrasting martial and mythological imagery.
How to Cite
DOYLE, James Alan. Lady Six Sky and the Definition of Ritual Space at Naranjo. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, may 2005. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://vurj.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/2709>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v1i0.2709.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Lady Six Sky; Classic Maya Civilization; Gender and Women in Maya Art
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