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Artist
Maya
Title
Seated Ballplayer
Date
600–900 AD
Medium
Earthenware with traces of polychrome pigment
Dimensions
Overall: 5 1/2 × 4 3/8 × 5 in. (14 × 11.1 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Accessions Endowment Fund

Current Location
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
205M WIESS GALLERY
Accession Number
2013.291
Classification
Sculpture
Provenance

Jose Palomeca and Guy Puerta; [André Emmerich (1924–2007) Gallery, New York, by 1967]; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, 1967–until at least 1988; [Ancient Art of the New World, New York]; Private collection, New York, by at least 2001–2013 [2]; sold through Altlantic Art Parnters, New York; purchased by MFAH, 2013. [1] Parsons, Lee. Ulama: The Ballgame of the Mayas and Aztecs. Leiden, 1988. Page 164, figure 36. [2] Whittington, Michael. The Sport of Life and Death. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2001. Page 228, fig. 101.