stele 2 representing ball game player.
10th-3rd c BCE Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Olmec (Preclassic) Sculpture
(active Formative/Early classic c. 1500 BCE - 300 CE)
1000 BCE-200 BCE
10th-3rd c BCE
La Venta. Veracruz. Mexico.
La Venta. Museo de la Venta; Parque Villahermosa.
The central character of Stele 2 represents a ruler in full regalia surrounded by ancestors who float around him and legitimize his actions. He can also be a ballgame player in very fancy attire. The baton was the instrument used to hit the ball.
OLMEC | Stele 2 representing ball game player. | 1000 BCE-200 BCE | Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican | Olmec Preclassic
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