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ARTEMIS GALLERY Vera Cruz Stone Palma, ex-Binoche Auction

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Seller: artemisgallery (680) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381849028084 Vera Cruz Stone Palma, ex-Binoche Auction Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Veracruz, ca. 113411 600 to 1100 CE. A rare stone palma or palmate stone, carved from volcanic stone in the form of bird tailfeathers, with nicely incised details. Palmas (Spanish for 'palm frond') were either held in place by hand or attached to the front of a stone yoke that was in turn attached the hips as part of the Mayan ballgame uniform. During the actual ballgame, players donned little more than strategically placed protective gear. This game was fast and furious, played with a very heavy, and sometimes lethal, ball. So the uniform was created to protect the player, yet simultaneously allow for rapid, nimble movements. Shows beautifully with a custom, museum-quality stand. Size: palma measures 8" W x 15.25" H (20.3 cm x 38.7 cm); 16.75" H (42.5 cm) on stand #115926 Condition: Minor chips to peripheries and nick to backside as shown. Else intact and overall excellent. Provenance: Ex-Binoche Auction, Paris, France, April 16, 2008. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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