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, ribbon, paint, plant fiber, beads, yarn, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20.5 x 9 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 1/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4303

The standing female skeleton is wearing a black woven top with stripes in bright pink green and orange. There are vertical ribbons in bright blue, green and yellow. She wears a plain black skirt. A long piece of black yarn represents two long braids. She is also wearing a string of beads around her neck and carrying a small basket in her right arm.