Pre-Columbian Veracruz Stone Ballgame Yoke

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Seller: balam758 (538) 98.1%, Location: Austin, Texas, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 153528098814 BEAUTIFUL PRE-COLUMBIAN VERACRUZ STONE BALLGAME YOKE Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Vera Cruz, ca. 400 to 700 CEThe Pre-Columbian ballgame originated in the first millennium BCE, most likely in the Valley of Mexico, and was regarded as not merely an athletic activity but rather as a ceremonial means of controlling or predicting the future. The ancients of Mesoamerica played ball games in a sacred ballcourt space. Some cultures expected players to dedicate themselves to practicing the game and preparing for matches; however, other cultures forced war captives to play the game and sacrificed the losing team. Another custom involved using the possessions of onlookers as prizes for the victorious team. MEASURES: 1 1/4 " tall, 2 1/4" wide, 2 1/2" deep 100 % AUTHENTIC OR YOUR MONEY BACK Material: Stone, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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