Stone #50, “God of the ballgame”. The “god of the game” is thought to be a priest. His arms appear to be uncovered as does his chest except for a long the necklace that extends down to his folded knees. At the end of the necklace is a severed head. He wears a band like a cumberbund around his waist. Seated cross-legged, he holds in his extended arms a bundle of sticks wrapped in his fingers which have a year symbol. He wears a double-headress: the head of a bird on top of what appears to be another animal’s head. His mouth is open, and his chin is covered with yet another animal jaw. There is a cloud shaped speech-scroll with a pointed tail emanating from his mouth. He has something to say.
Stone #50, 50 x 39”. Rubbing © Ruth Hardinger