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witch skeleton riding a horse skeleton
  • Mexico
  • witch skeleton riding a horse skeleton, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, wood, paper, cotton, wire, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 18 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 7 1/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4353

The white ceramic horse has gold colored coiled wire legs, neck and tail on a rectangular base. The witch skeleton sitting astride the horse is wearing a red paper dress, black shoes and a black pointed hat with cotton hair. Her arms, legs and neck are coiled wire. She has a broom on her left side.