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skeleton kneeling at a grave
  • Mexico
  • skeleton kneeling at a grave, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, clay, cotton, paint, plant fiber, cotton, flowers, dyeing, drying
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 6 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6277

The skeleton is in yellow pants and a top. It has cotton hair and is kneeling at a grave. He is wearing a small hat woven of light natural colored plant fibers. The grave is a mound of "dirt" with dried purple flowers. It is marked with a black cross with a plaque that reads:

It has originally attached to a green rectangular base, but the figure is currently the only thing attached to the base.