Butterfly Maiden


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Butterfly Maiden
Native Name Palhik Mana
Object Number 38923
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Sinew | Metal
Iconography Cloud | Corn

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with triangular, hachured areas below the eyes. The eyes are rectangular with one outlined in yellow and the other in blue. The chin has multicolored lines radiating down from around the mouth. An elaborate, stepped, tableta headdress is attached to the head painted yellow, blue, green and red and has feathers attached. A painted blanket is worn around the body. This figure is the Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana). (Colton, H. 1959 #120, Wright, B., 1973 #106)

Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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