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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Ballplayer Figurine

1300–800 B.C.

Painted and resist ceramic

22.352 × 9.525 × 3.81 cm (8 13/16 × 3 3/4 × 1 1/2 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
Guerrero, Mexico
Mexico, Guerrero, Xochipala
Early Formative Period

Ex-Collecation: Daniel M. Friedenberg, NY, purchased in 1981
Acquired from Sotheby's, New York, May 15, 2003, lot 224.


Lee Allen Parsons, John B. Carlson, and Peter David Joralemon, The Face of Ancient America: The Wally and Brenda Zollman Collection of PreColumbian Art, exh. cat. (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1988), 176–77, no. 116, ill.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.