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, yarn, wire, paint, cloth, beads, braiding
  • 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
  • 2007.4304

The standing female skeleton is wearing a long yellow skirt with black yarn stripes. She has a white blouse, a wide red sash and a black/white woven shawl. She has a band of bright blue, bright green and orange braided yarn wrapped around her head. There is a strand of multicolored beads at her neck. She is mounted on a wooden base.