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female skeleton with two chickens
  • Mexico
  • female skeleton with two chickens, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, wire, cotton, paper, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4358

The female skeleton is kneeling behind two chickens. The facing left chicken is white with a red comb and waddle, a black beak, and wings. The facing right chicken is black with a red head and white detail. The woman is wearing a pink dress and faded green paper shawl. She has cotton hair. It has a wooden rectangular base.