Model of a Ballgame with Spectators
100 B.C.–A.D. 250
Villagers crowd around the edge of a ball court to watch the game within. Men wearing breechcloths and belts and women in skirts, wrap their arm around children and each other. Many huddle in blankets or hold pots. This model was placed inside a tomb, perhaps to commemorate a ballgame in which the deceased took part. Six of the viewers - the four located at one end of the court (to the right) as well as the man climbing the staircase and his companion seated atop it - are modern restorations.
Ceramic with pigment
15 × 26 × 45.1 cm (5 7/8 × 10 1/4 × 17 3/4 in.)
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Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
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