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skeleton swinging from its hands
  • Mexico
  • skeleton swinging from its hands, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, string, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4327

The articulated skeleton hangs from his hands inside a rectangular frame. The frame has yellow sides with red and dark green stripes and a green crosspiece. The skeleton is white with black detail, articulated with wire at the hips and shoulders. He is attached to the frame with strings through his hands, allowing him to swing.