Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Playing with Danger: The Mesoamerican Ballgame
Listen as NCMA curator Ángel González López and Andrew D. Turner, senior research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, give an overview of a popular game in Mesoamerican cultures and societies and discuss its artistic representations, myths explaining its origin, and symbolic implications.
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Image: Ballcourt marker from Chiapas, Mexico, with a Maya ballplayer at the center, possibly one of the Hero Twins, Late Classic Period, circa 550–850, stone, 23 × 24 in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes