Colima Culture, Formative Period , BC 300–AD 300
Condition Report Drawing by Stephanie Cottas, Volunteer
Figurines serve as models for what a ballplayer might have looked like and the role they played in society. They are most often depicted wearing yokes and other protective pads and sometimes holding bats, balls or other ritual objects such as the conch shell trumpet. Many of the figurines produced by the Western Mexico Colima culture functioned as whistles and would have been played as part of a ritual ballgame celebration.