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skull shaped candleholder with monkey, birds and spiders
  • Manuel Aguilar
    active: Mexico
  • skull shaped candleholder with monkey, birds and spiders, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 12 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4315
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The white ceramic skull has a brown cylinder on top to hold a candle. A brown monkey holding two bananas sits in front of the cylinder. There is a green bird with white and blue detail on either side of the monkey. There is a red spider with six legs on the left side of the face and a black spider with six legs on right side of the face.