objeto : Pach' q'ab'
Christenson (2007: note 245, page 106) notes that "Depictions of Precolumbian ballplayers in ancient Maya art often show the lower arms wrapped with a protective device." Image #1209 above, "Ball game inside ball-court," from Justin Kerr's database of Maya vases, offers one such example.
Arm protectors are one of the five fine objects that adorn the Hero Twins as they journey to Xibalba.
The others are leather, yokes, feather headdresses, and face bands.