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articulated skeleton puppet
  • Mexico
  • articulated skeleton puppet, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, wire
  • Object Height/Width: 76.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 1/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4291
Description
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A wooden skeleton wearing a yellow hat with a red hat band and a red sarape over one shoulder with pink and dark blue detail. It is articulated with wire at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles. There is a hanging loop at the top of the hat. Both sides are decorated.