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Sculpture of a Standing Ballplayer - PF.1051
Origin: Guatemala
Circa: 300 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 4.75" (12.1cm) high x 2.125" (5.4cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Additional Information: SOLD
Location: United States
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There is a surreal air about this figure, who seems to come from another world completely. His padded armor most probably identifies him as a participant in the ritual ballgame, with a costume designed to intimidate the opposition. Even after all these centuries, the psychological advantage is most effective--we can hardly take our eyes off him. - (PF.1051)


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