Long Haired Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Long Haired Katsina
Native Name Angak'china
Object Number 22616
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Yarn | Cloth | Hide | Hair | Metal | Mollusk Shell | Pitch (uncertain) | Chalk (uncertain)

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The face is painted green with rectangular eyes. The mouth is a horizontal band of multicolored rectangles with a beard made of hair hanging below. Hair is also attached to the top of the head. A painted, cloth kilt is worn around the waist. Leather moccasins painted blue and red are worn over the feet. A rectangular object is attached to the back, possibly chalk. This figure is the Long Haired Katsina (Angak'china). (Colton, H. 1959 #127, Wright, B., 1973 #172)

Height 43.18 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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