3222 – Dios de los Muertos sculpture: Day of the Dead carving

Physical description:
Picture of skeletons eating, playing music etc. The picture has been printed onto a piece of wood and cut out to create a sculpture.
Museum classification:
Halloween exhibition
13cm x 7cm

The original picture was created by Jose Posada. It is part of his work called the Calaveras (or skulls/skeletons). This picture shows skeletons enjoying the Day of the Dead on November 1st. They are playing music, dancing and eating. These images are said to mock death and demonstrate an irreverent attitude.

Wood and ink
Copyright ownership:
Estate of Jose Posada?