Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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standing female skeleton
  • Mexico
  • standing female skeleton, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, wire, cloth, beads, paint, yarn, burlap
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4302

The standing female skeleton is wearing a white top with red flowers down the front center and a burlap skirt. Her arms are bent and she is holding a black pot in the crook of her right elbow. She has black hair and a string of orange beads at her neck. She stands on a wooden base.