El Juego de Pelota
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"The Ballgame" Limited Edition 1/1 NFT

The Mesoamerican ballgame tradition was a sport with important ritual associations played during the pre-Columbian era since at least 1650 BC by all major civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica, which included well-known cultures such as the Olmec, Maya, Aztec and Mixtec.

Exact rules of the game are unknown, and styles of play evolved across the various cultures and different periods with many ballgame versions, but they shared certain aspects, particularly their settings and symbolic functions. In the most common theory, the aim was to keep the ball in play and get it through one of the rings, and players struck the ball with their hips, although alternative versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones. The ball was made of solid rubber, measuring from 8 to 30 cm and weighing as much as 4 kg (9 lbs), which would make it a lethal weapon in itself that could easily break bones. Teams were composed of male-only players, although the game may have also been played casually for recreation by children and women. The impressive stone ballcourts became a feature of many cities, with over 1500 discovered.

Historical information about the game comes from surviving ballcourts, ballgame artifacts and paraphernalia, and ballgame-related imagery and texts.

Read the full description here provided by Bequest.Art.


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Daniel Camacho is an artist born in October 1982 of Mexican origin. From a very young age he began his passion for painting as a means of expression and personal evolution. Daniel studied at the Academia de San Carlos de la CDMX, in the workshop of the master muralist Alfredo Nieto, and later studied in Bellas Artes [Fine Arts] de cd Nezahualcóyotl.

Inspired by the mystical and magical knowledge of the initiatory cultures, he focused his attention mainly on the past and present world of the “Anahuac” Valley of Mexico. It was central to several pre-Columbian civilizations, including Teotihuacan, the Toltec and Aztec, and became a well known site that epitomized the scene of early Classic Mesoamerican cultural development as well.

His work has become a tool to rescue, disseminate and resignify the indigenous identity and pre-Hispanic worldview. With this purpose, he has produced works for Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier (FCAS) representing different archaeological zones, capturing and embodying the teachings of the ancient Mexicans. In addition to participating in different collective and individual exhibitions, Daniel has produced murals and easel works for private collections with the theme of Mexican identity.

Daniel’s pictorial technique is rooted in Mesoamerican art and in the Flemish school of the European low countries, in addition to the Mexican School of Painting, headed by masters such as Diego Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Doctor Atl, thus making

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"The Ballgame" Limited Edition 1/1 NFT

The Mesoamerican ballgame tradition was a sport with important ritual associations played during the pre-Columbian era since at least 1650 BC by all major civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica, which included well-known cultures such as the Olmec, Maya, Aztec and Mixtec.

Exact rules of the game are unknown, and styles of play evolved across the various cultures and different periods with many ballgame versions, but they shared certain aspects, particularly their settings and symbolic functions. In the most common theory, the aim was to keep the ball in play and get it through one of the rings, and players struck the ball with their hips, although alternative versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones. The ball was made of solid rubber, measuring from 8 to 30 cm and weighing as much as 4 kg (9 lbs), which would make it a lethal weapon in itself that could easily break bones. Teams were composed of male-only players, although the game may have also been played casually for recreation by children and women. The impressive stone ballcourts became a feature of many cities, with over 1500 discovered.

Historical information about the game comes from surviving ballcourts, ballgame artifacts and paraphernalia, and ballgame-related imagery and texts.

Read the full description here provided by Bequest.Art.


Size: 24mb
Dimensions: 3840x3186
Type: mp4
Sound: click on image to hear


Daniel Camacho is an artist born in October 1982 of Mexican origin. From a very young age he began his passion for painting as a means of expression and personal evolution. Daniel studied at the Academia de San Carlos de la CDMX, in the workshop of the master muralist Alfredo Nieto, and later studied in Bellas Artes [Fine Arts] de cd Nezahualcóyotl.

Inspired by the mystical and magical knowledge of the initiatory cultures, he focused his attention mainly on the past and present world of the “Anahuac” Valley of Mexico. It was central to several pre-Columbian civilizations, including Teotihuacan, the Toltec and Aztec, and became a well known site that epitomized the scene of early Classic Mesoamerican cultural development as well.

His work has become a tool to rescue, disseminate and resignify the indigenous identity and pre-Hispanic worldview. With this purpose, he has produced works for Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier (FCAS) representing different archaeological zones, capturing and embodying the teachings of the ancient Mexicans. In addition to participating in different collective and individual exhibitions, Daniel has produced murals and easel works for private collections with the theme of Mexican identity.

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