Xochipala style (1500-500 BC)
Overall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Gift of Clara Taplin Rankin 1998.82
Ballgame ceremonialism and art peaked between AD 600 and 1100 in Veracruz and elsewhere, but forms of a ballgame were played at most times and places in Mesoamerica. This charming figurine, which seems to hold a ball, illustrates that the game developed much earlier, although we know little about its meaning during this period.
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