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skeleton with a donkey
  • Mexico
  • skeleton with a donkey, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, cardboard, paper, string, paint, cotton, cloth
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 3.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4365

The seated skeleton on the facing right has his head bowed, holding the reins on a donkey. He is wearing a black cloth serape and has cotton hair. The black and white donkey on the facing left is laying down with his legs bent. He is loaded with round objects, probably fruit.