Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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skeleton prostitute
  • Mexico
  • skeleton prostitute, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, metal, paint, synthetic hair
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 7 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4340
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The standing female skeleton, identified as a prostitute, is wearing light blue-green pants with glitter and a wraparound top to match with black shoes. She has tan skin but skeletal features. She has synthetic blue hair, wire hoop earrings and a wire cigarette. She is carrying a black handbag on her left arm.