Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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skeleton with chair
  • unknown maker from Mexico
  • skeleton with chair, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 17.5 x 11.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 6 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 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
  • 2007.4319.04.a,b

The wooden skeleton (2007.4319.04.a) has a pink sombrero and a green bottle of mezcal in each hand. The sombrero has a skull and two bones at the front with light blue-green flowers and green leaves at either side. It has brown on the rim and crown. There are light blue-green flowers with light green leaves on top of the brim. The skeleton is carved with articulated shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. The chair (2007.4319.04.b) has a dark blue frame, orange seat, and light green stretchers.