Dog Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | First Mesa | Polacca

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Dog Katsina
Native Name Pok (Dog) | Poko
Object Number 40-27-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | First Mesa | Polacca
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Iconography Dog

Wooden Katsina doll. The form is of a dog (Poko or Pok) with its upright posture being the only anthropomorphized characteristic. The carved ears hang downward and the mouth is slightly open. The figure is painted brown with a white underbelly and black-painted breechcloth. The neck, wrists and ankles are painted with adornments. It stands on slightly bent hind legs with arms forward. (Colton, H. 1959 #257)

Height 21 cm
Width 7 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Dr. John W. Harshberger and the Misses Harshberger, 1940

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