Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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skeleton with chair
  • Mexico
  • skeleton with chair, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 26.5 x 13 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 10 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b) 14.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b) 5 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4319.01.a,b

The wooden skeleton (2007.4319.01.a) has a blue-green sombrero and a green bottle of mezcal in each hand. The sombrero has a skull and two bones at the front with red flowers and green leaves at either side. It has brown on the rim and crown. There are red flowers with light green leaves on top of the brim. The skeleton is carved with articulated shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. The chair (2007.4319.01.b) has a a dark blue frame, orange seat and light green stretchers.