23 May 2007
AMECA STYLE, PROTOCLASSIC, CA. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
standing at attention on wide, flat feet, grasping a ball in its left hand, the right hand cupped and held to his hip, shoulders arched backwards and staring forward with lips parted, wearing trunks and beaded armbands, painted in reddish brown and cream.
Height 18 1/4 in. (46.3 cm.)
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As a participant of the all important Mesoamerican ballgame, the players were part of a large, complex athletic ritual with sacred overtones.
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