Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

male skeleton riding a horse skeleton
  • Mexico
  • male skeleton riding a horse skeleton, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, metal, cord
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 11 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4326
Multimedia
Description

The male skeleton sits atop a horse skeleton on a rectangular base with wheels. The horse and rider move as the wheels move. The rider is wearing a light purple hat with a yellow band and a green sash with red and blue detail over a shoulder. He is holding an unidentified object in his left hand. The horse appears to have a black crescent on his head with a red drop shape on either side. He also has a red tail. The horse is articulated at the shoulders and hips. A black stick attaches from the front wheel axle to the horse's front feet. The wheels are red with dark blue rims and spokes.