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This wonderfully preserved stone disc belongs in the category known as ballcourt markers, which were set in ballcourt floors. The motif is, of course, a ballplayer in the act of hitting a ball with his hip and the text recounts the date of dedication of the ballcourt it was set in.

Chinkultic disc
Late Classic (600-900 A.D.)
Chinkultic, State of Chiapas
56 cm. (diameter) x 13 cm. (thickness)
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara