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articulated skeleton toy
  • Mexico
  • articulated skeleton toy, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, wire
  • Object Height/Width: 77 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 5/16 x 7 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4292

A wooden skeleton dressed as a pirate. He is wearing red trousers and a blue jacket with a blue hat and eye patch. There is a skull and crossbones painted on the hat and the facing right side of the jacket. He wears black shoes, but skeletal detail is visible in the hands, torso and head. 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.