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Probably an effigy of a ballplayer in the act of striking a low ball with his hip, this figure's hip is covered with a special protection. It also doubles as a vessel.

Reclining figurine vessel
Early Classic (300-550 A.D.)
Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
Orange clay
13 x 22 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara