Picking Up The "Ball" In The Hazardous Game of Baigu

Here a player is seen bending down from hsi saddle in the act of picking up the "ball" with which he has to gallop round a post and return to the starting point. He is hotly pursued by the other players on their shaggy, tousled horsess, and strenuous efforts are made to overtake him, to surround him and to snatch the "ball" away before he can proclaims hiimself victor. Photo - Sir Percy Sykes