Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction of an Olmec ball player figure
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction of an Olmec ball player figure, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 7.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6332

The standing figure is wearing a helmet with an "X" in front, his proper left arm is bent and is holding a ball. The proper right arm rests on his hip. The incised lines around his hips indicate a belt. It is light pink with darker vertical veining.