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crank toy depicting a bullfight with skeletons and moving parts
  • Mexico
  • crank toy depicting a bullfight with skeletons and moving parts, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, string, cotton, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7.5 x 23.5 x 34.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 15/16 x 9 1/4 x 13 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4301
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Description

There is a rectangular wooden base with a white and black bull with red horns in the center with an artiuclated neck. There is a standing figure in two corners, each behind a light purple barricade, representing the crowd. One wears red and blue, the other green and black. There are three skeletons near the bull, one holding a yellow object, possibly a sword. The bullfighters are all wearing red with yellow and dark blue detail and black hats. All of the skeletons have cotton hair and articulated shoulders.