Long Billed Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Long Billed Katsina
Native Name Wupamo
Object Number 58-17-125
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted green and yellow over the bulging eyes and black over the mouth. The mouth is in the shape of a beak. Strings are attached to the back of the head where fragments of feathers are still attached. The body is painted red, green and white and a kilt is painted around the waist. This figure is the Long Billed (Wupamo) Whipper Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #41, Wright, B., 1973 #29)

Height 32.7 cm
Width 9.6 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

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