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Kachina Doll

Object TitleLong Haired Katsina
Native NameAngak'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)
Height: 43.18 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

Description

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)

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 54, pl. 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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