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Kachina

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Object Number:
2004-23-8
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Hopi
Provenience:
Arizona (uncertain)
Culture Area:
Southwest (Culture Area)
Section:
American
Materials:
Wood
Paint
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
mudhead
Clown
Koyemsi
Description:
Mud head clown minature kachina; Hopi Kachina named Koyemsi; probably best known of all kachinas; 4 small knobs adorned head: 2 as ears, one on top, white features; lower half made of 2 as ears on top, and on back; upper half painted brown with black and white features; lower half made up of 2 combined cylinders, top cylinder painted black with red and green design, bottom cylinder painted yellow and red with black stripe.
Credit Line:
Gift of The Estate of Frederica de Laguna

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