Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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surgery scene with skeleton doctor and patient
  • Mexico
  • surgery scene with skeleton doctor and patient, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, wire, cotton
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 11.5 x 7 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4355

The standing skeleton with cotton hair has his right hand raised with a small scalpel over a supine figure with a tan body and a skeletal head and cotton hair. The supine figure is on a white table with green legs, and the torso has a large red hole. There is a gold colored IV stand and bottle at the foot end of the table.