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  • Ballgame Performer · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    solemn rites of cosmic renewal Its ceremonial components from parades to ritual dance performances to sacrificial rites constituted a potent collective activity that reinforced social cohesion Given the importance of these ceremonies it is not surprising that Mesoamerican art is filled with portrayals of ballplayers as performers These figurines from the Jalisco Colima area of West Mexico portray ballplayers bedecked in the wide belts and arm bands arm protectors typical of ballgame gear Their pose communicates readiness for the intense action of the game while their large ear and nose ornaments ample necklaces and multiple textile head bands suggest the kind of ornate attire frequently worn by performers Exhibitions Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas The John Bourne Collection Gift The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2012 2013 Provenance Acquired by Leonard Kalina purchased by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico between 1990 and 1999 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Mexican Colima Jalisco Artist Period 100 BC AD 300

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80288/ballgame-performer/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ballgame Performer · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    solemn rites of cosmic renewal Its ceremonial components from parades to ritual dance performances to sacrificial rites constituted a potent collective activity that reinforced social cohesion Given the importance of these ceremonies it is not surprising that Mesoamerican art is filled with portrayals of ballplayers as performers These figurines from the Jalisco Colima area of West Mexico portray ballplayers bedecked in the wide belts and arm bands arm protectors typical of ballgame gear Their pose communicates readiness for the intense action of the game while their large ear and nose ornaments ample necklaces and multiple textile head bands suggest the kind of ornate attire frequently worn by performers Exhibitions Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas The John Bourne Collection Gift The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2012 2013 Provenance Acquired by Leonard Kalina purchased by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico between 1990 and 1999 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Mexican Colima Jalisco Artist Period 100 BC AD 300

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80289/ballgame-performer-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ballplayer Figure · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    around his waist He carries a rectangular item in his left arm and his right hand clutches a cylindrical object perhaps a ball striking implement used in some versions of the game Underneath the yoke the player wears a loincloth and hip wrap which falls below his buttocks His head is tied with a wide knotted strap and his large disk pendant resembles the divining mirror seen on other Olmec style figurines The Mesoamerican ballgame was a multifaceted event It was played as sport and among the sixteenth century Aztecs there was much betting and revelry The game also was a ritualized reflection of cosmic forces a ceremonial petition for fertility and a rite during which the supernatural realm was made manifest The ballgame has very ancient origins in Mesoamerica the earliest known ballcourt dating to about 1400 BCE was found at Paso de la Amada in Chiapas Mexico Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination examined for exhibition Exhibitions Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas The John Bourne Collection Gift The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2012 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2014 Download Image Add to Collection Share on

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80383/ballplayer-figure/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bat Pendant with Outstretched Wings with Openwork Design · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Bat Pendant with Outstretched Wings with Openwork Design Provenance Credit Provenance Private collection before 1995 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2009 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Tairona Artist Period 1000 1550 Medium shell Pearl Horn

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79375/bat-pendant-with-outstretched-wings-with-openwork-design/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Battered Warrior (?) Figure · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    headdress Exhibitions Art of Ancient America 1500 B C 1400 A D Museum of New Mexico Santa Fe 1998 2008 Provenance Ron Messick Fine Arts Santa Fe New Mexico date and mode of acquisition unknown John G Bourne 1990s by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Gift of John Bourne 2009 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80199/battered-warrior--figure/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Beaker · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Creative Commons License Beaker Description Provenance Credit Description This Chimu repoussé silver beaker was made in the form of a human face with prominent nose eyes and ears The Chimu culture of the North Coast of Peru ca 1100 1470 was distinguished for the high quality of its metalwork especially in silver and gold Chimu metalworking techniques and artisans were incorporated into Inka Empire at about 1470 when they were conquered by the armies of Tupac Inka Yupanqui Chimu beakers were made by hammering the silver or gold over a wooden form and then soldering the joints They are usually explained by referring to Inka rituals of exchanging and drinking corn beer from such vessels which they called keros or qeros Most surviving examples of Inka keros are wood but we know that the highest status individuals drank from gold and silver vessels like this example Provenance The Merrin Gallery New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Private collection 1990 by purchase Walters Art Museum 2009 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2009 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Chimú

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79393/beaker-3/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Beaker with Human Face · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Beaker with Human Face Provenance Credit Provenance Ron Messick Fine Arts Santa Fe New Mexico purchased by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Peruvian Chimú style Artist Period n d

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80244/beaker-with-human-face/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bell Pendant · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    the center of the top Provenance Found at a graveyard between Divalá a village on the outskirts of settled Panama thirty miles west of David in the province of Chiriqui and Costa Rica Spring 1909 Tiffany Co New York 1910 by purchase from Indians see December 29 1910 correspondance from Tiffany Co to Henry Walters Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/13629/bell-pendant/ (2016-02-18)
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