Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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skeleton with spring arms and legs
  • unknown maker from Mexico
  • skeleton with spring arms and legs, 1981–1991
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez City Market, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, wire, paint, paper, cotton
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 10 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Lynn M. Ward
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4331

The ceramic skeleton has gold colored springs for the arms, legs and neck. The head, hands and torso are white ceramic with black detail. It has a red paper dress and black shoes, cotton hair, and there is a wire loop at the top of the head.