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skeleton playing a saxophone
  • Mexico
  • skeleton playing a saxophone, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • clay, cardboard, paint, crepe paper, paper, cotton, glitter
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 14 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6279

The white clay skeleton has bent knees and is seated on a blue support on a blue rectangular base. He has white cotton hair and a black cowboy hat with gold detail. There is black detail on the white skeleton. He is wearing a blue crepe paper cape. The gold saxophone has glitter on the bell.