Pre- Columbian Taino Stone Game Ball “Batey”

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Seller: elarteprimitivo (142) 100%, Location: Orlando, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 254303985154 This is a fine carved stone game ball (Batey) from the Taino culture of the Greater Antilles Islands. Ca. 1200-1500 A.D. Measures: 3½ inches diameter and weight about 1.75 pounds. Batey (game) Batéy was the name given to a special plaza around which the Caribbean Taino built their settlements. It was usually a rectangular area surrounded by stones with carved symbols. The batey was the area in which batey events (e.g. ceremonies, the ball game, etc.) took place. Provenance: Old Puerto Rico collection collected 1950s-1960s, Cosme Family Collection

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