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papel picado (cut-paper work)
  • Mexico
  • papel picado (cut-paper work), circa 1990
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • tissue paper, cutting
  • Object Height/Width: 64 x 89.5 cm includes mat board
    Object Height/Width: 25 3/16 x 35 1/4 in includes mat board
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7748

The cut-paper banner depicts five skeletons seated in front of a standing horned figure, identified as Satan. The skeleton second from the facing left appears to be tossing his skull in the air. The bottom edge is scalloped with flower and leaf detail. It is pink.

It is mounted on black mat board.