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skeleton with a red car
  • Mexico
  • skeleton with a red car, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, cotton, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 7.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4360

The skeleton is wearing a yellow top and pants and stands behind a rounded red car at the open trunk. His left hand is on the trunk lid and the right hand holds a gold tool. There are other gold tools on the ground. The red car looks similar to a Volkswagen beetle with white windows, black tires and detail.