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bar scene with two skeletons
  • Mexico
  • bar scene with two skeletons, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, cotton
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 x 7 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4363

The bar is grey and the back of the bar is brown. The skeleton wears a green top and has cotton hair. It stands behind the bar, leaning over to assist a skeleton sitting in front of the bar. The sitting, or fallen, figure has a black shirt and cotton hair. There is a yellow bottle on the facing right side of the bar and the back of the bar has a variety of yellow shapes in relief, suggesting bottles. The facing left front of the bar reads "BAR LA CONEJA."