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female skeleton grinding flour
  • Mexico
  • female skeleton grinding flour, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, wire, cotton, paper, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9.5 x 5.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4357

The female skeleton is kneeling in front of a black metate with a mound of white flour and a black mano. She is wearing a white blouse, blue skirt and green paper shawl. She has cotton hair. It has a wooden rectangular base.