The Testimony of Hands


90.16.10, ceramic figurine, 20 centimeters (8 inches) tall
Prehistoric Mexico
Biernoff-Hiatt collection
Photograph by B. Bernard

This figure may represent a ball player or participant in ball-game-related festivities. His clothing appears similar to the attire of other West Mexican figurines, including the helmet, armbands, and belted short pants. Jane Stevenson Day argues that these distinctive items of clothing indicate ball game figures.

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