Chupicuaro Sculpture of a Female Ballplayer - PF.0625,Origin: Chupicuaro, Mexico,Circa: 350 BC to 250 BC,Dimensions: 3.625" (9.2cm) high x 1.875" (4.8cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Chupicuaro,Medium: Terracotta. We should not be fooled by the delicate appearance of this Mesoamerican beauty with her coffee-bean eyes. The deflector on her arm and the weights on her feet suggest she is a player in the ballgame, a rough and grueling event. This somehow takes us by surprise--we expect these primitive female figures to be either mothers or goddesses. It is as if Venus herself had decided to become an athlete.
Ancient Central America & Mexico