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Meal Tray

Object Number:NA8927
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Moki
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bear Grass
Yucca
Pigment
Iconography:Katsina
Kachina
Outside Diameter:43.18 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, 1918
Other Number:NA8084? - see remarks - Other Number

Description

Circular, coiled, basketry plaque. The center depicts an image of a Katsina, likely either the Shalako or the Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana) Katsina. The Katsina's face includes red, hachured area below the eyes. Black, green, red and yellow rays radiate down from around the mouth. An elaborate tableta headdress is on the head. The design is duplicated on the reverse.

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