Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pull toy of a coffin with a skeleton that sits up
  • Mexico
  • pull toy of a coffin with a skeleton that sits up, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • paper, paint, ceramic, wire, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 x 5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4295
Description

A black paper coffin that is rectangular with angled sides. It is decorated with a cross on the top portion that opens and a large grass-like design on the other side of the top. There is a scalloped line around the edge. Half of the top opens to reveal a white interior and white skeleton with arms crossed across the chest. There is a pull string at the opposite end to make the skeleton sit upright.