|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Collection||American Museum of Natural History|
|Catalogue #||70.0/ 4699|
Dancing Skeleton Figure (a pair, see HAR #94660. Circa 1900). A decorative shrine object for use in a Chinese temple. The figure is dancing while holding in one hand the flayed skin of a human while in the other hand a human tongue and pair of eyeballs.
This skeleton subject, created as a decorative object, is unrelated to the Tantric Buddhist deity Shri Shmashana Adhipati (Chitipati).
Jeff Watt 4-2010