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papel picado (cut-paper work)
  • Mexico
  • papel picado (cut-paper work), circa 1990
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • tissue paper, cutting
  • Object Height/Width: 65.5 x 88.5 cm includes mat board
    Object Height/Width: 25 13/16 x 34 13/16 in includes mat board
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7749

The cut-paper banner depicts a funeral procession of skeletons. Four pall bearer skeletons carry a coffin on their shoulders. The occupant is drinking from a bottle and the foremost pall bearer carries a bottle. Three band member skeletons follow, paying a trumpet, bass drum, and sousaphone. There is a flower and vine border along the bottom edge. It is pink.

It is mounted on black mat board.