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POTTERY FIGURINE, BALLPLAYER, YOKE AND KNEEGUARDS
|Ceramic figure of a ballplayer wearing a yoke around his waist, kneeguards, and a necklace. Mold made figure with white and black paint. The ornate facial paint of this standing ballplayer indicates that gearing up for the game involved more than just getting dressed. He wears a U-shaped yoke and a knee protector (yuguito) in the form of a human face, and padded leg and wrist guards, which would have protected him during play. A circular pendant and ear ornaments complete his costume.|
• THE SPORT OF LIFE AND DEATH: THE MESOAMERICAN BALLGAME. MINT MUSEUM OF ART, CHARLOTTE, NC. September 2001 - January 2002