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meat shop with a skeleton shopkeeper
  • Mexico
  • meat shop with a skeleton shopkeeper, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, wire, paint, cotton
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 9 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4362

The skeleton is wearing a white top and red skirt and has cotton hair. It stands behind a white table with a gold wire rack over the top. A string of sausage links and another cut of meat hang from the rack. There is an animal head, possibly a pig's head, a round flat object, and a pink and brown object that looks like a ham. There is also a green rectangle with a brown top.