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skeleton on horse
  • Mexico
  • skeleton on horse, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16 x 3.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6275

The skeleton is riding a horse. The skeleton consists of a clay torso, head, and hands. The hands are attached with springs. There is a knife in the proper right hand, raised above the head. The horse has a two part body and a head. It has clay feet and the end of the tail is clay. The neck, legs and abdomen are springs. The skeleton is white with black detail. The horse's head is black with a large pink nose. The body is yellow and black and the hooves are black.