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skeleton prostitute
  • Mexico
  • skeleton prostitute, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, cotton, metal, paint, glitter
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 5.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4339
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The standing female skeleton is identified as a prostitute, wearing a short light orange dress with glitter and orange shoes. She has tan skin but skeletal features. She has cotton hair, wire hoop earrings and a wire cigarette. She is carrying a silver handbag on her left arm.