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bride and groom skeletons on a bicycle
  • Mexico
  • bride and groom skeletons on a bicycle, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wire, paper, paint, tulle, plant fiber, string, lace
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 37.5 x 10 x 33.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 14 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 13 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4300

The bride and groom skeletons are riding a red bicycle with black wheels. The groom sits in the front, wearing a top hat and a tuxedo with tails. The bride sits on the rack behind the seat, legs to the left. She has a strapless white dress with lace detail at the top, hips, and hem. There is a gold bow painted on the back at the waist. There is a tulle veil and a dried bouquet in her left hand. There is a green rectangular base with a purple border and red flowers in each corner and the center.