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articulated skeleton mermaid rod puppet
  • Mexico
  • articulated skeleton mermaid rod puppet, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, paint, wire, string
  • Object Height/Width: 38.5 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4288
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A mermaid puppet that has a skeleton human head and torso, and long black hair. It has a wooden rod handle. The skeleton portion is white with black detail. The fish portion is red with yellow detail. It is articulated with wire at the shoulders. There is a tail to the figure's left.