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miniature scene of an operating table
  • Mexico
  • miniature scene of an operating table, 1981–1991
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez City Market, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • clay, paper, cotton, cardboard, wire, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 3.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Lynn M. Ward
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7970

Miniature scene of two skeletons standing next to a table where a third skeleton is lying under a piece of paper with a red spot on it. One of the standing figures wears a white coat and has cotton hair. The other wears a white coat, white hat, and holds a small black x-ray. All are attached to a cardboard base painted blue.