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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1989,13.92

  • Description

    Figure (wearing top hat); made of papier mâché over cane framework; in the form of skeleton factory owner; skeleton painted white with black markings; wears black tuxedo jacket with white accents and green buttons; hands curled to hold cigar and stick of dyanmite; skeleton mounted on wooden rectangular base painted gold with blue markings; "PABLO MORALES" painted in blue across front of base. Used at Day of the Dead Festival.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1980s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 68.5 centimetres
    • Width: 23.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 17 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    1991, London, Museum of Mankind, 'The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead' in the 'Apocalypse' section.

  • Condition

    Dynamite and cigar are missing.

  • Associated events

    • Used at: Day of the Dead
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1989

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1989,13.92

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