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Kachina Doll

Object TitleZuni Salako Katsina
Native NameSio Salako
Sio Shalako
Object Number:38870
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
String
Hair
Metal
Juniper Wood
Iconography:Zuni
Height: 25.5 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

Round, wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted green with a band of black, green and red over the eyes. The eyes are bulging and the mouth is a protruding snout. Two horns painted black and green are attached to the sides of the head. Tufts of feathers are attached to the back and both feathers and red horsehair are attached to the top of the head. A white and red robe is worn around the body. This figure is the Sio Salako Katsina, originally representing a Zuni Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #158, Wright, B., 1973 #186)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005) View Objects in Exhibition

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