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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, paint, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 9.5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4368

The standing female skeleton has cotton hair and is wearing a pink dress. She is standing behind a white table with a silver wire rack. One plucked chicken hangs from the rack and there are three more plucked chickens on the table.