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candleholder with black spiders
  • Manuel Aguilar
    active: Mexico
  • candleholder with black spiders, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4329

The white ceramic skull has a brown cylinder on top to hold a candle. There are seven black spiders with red spots and six legs scattered over the skull and cylinder.