Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of an Olmec ball game player
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of an Olmec ball game player, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 7 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6307

The light pink and white stone is carved in the shape of a blocky human figure. The figure has indications of a helmet, and the facial features are carved into the stone rather than in relief. The arms are crossed in front of the chest. The remainder of the body is very block-like and the legs are either crossed or are not present. It has a square base.