Tiwenu Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Tiwenu Katsina
Native Name Tiwenu
Object Number 40-27-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String
Iconography Tadpole

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted green along the upper half and black on the lower half. The mouth is a protruding snout. A green, black and orange brim is attached to the forehead. A green, tableta headdress is attached to the top and sides of the head with black tadpoles swimming upward. Feathers are attached to the back of the head. The body is painted orange and yellow and a kilt is painted around the waist. This figure is the Tiwenu Katsina who represents an Eastern Pueblo. (Colton, H. 1959 #229, Wright, B., 1973 #149)

Height 33.7 cm
Width 9.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Dr. John W. Harshberger and the Misses Harshberger, 1940

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