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pull toy of a coffin with a skeleton that sits up
  • Mexico
  • pull toy of a coffin with a skeleton that sits up, 1987–1997
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • paper, paint, ceramic, cotton, wire, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4293
Description

A black paper coffin that is rectangular with angled sides. It is decorated with wavy white lines and crosses. Half of the top opens to reveal a white interior and a white skeleton with cotton hair. There is a pull string at the opposite end to make the skeleton sit upright.