Shulawitsi Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Shulawitsi Katsina
Native Name Shulawitsi | Cholawitze
Object Number 22623
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Cloth | Metal
Iconography Corn Smut

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The entire figure is painted black with multicolored dots. A stuffed, cloth collar is wrapped around the neck. This figure is likely the Zuni Fire Katsina (Shulawitsi). (Colton, H. 1959 #151, Wright, B., 1973 #128)

Height 25.4 cm
Credit Line Southwest Expedition; R. Stewart Culin; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902

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