Long Billed Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Long Billed Katsina
Native Name Wupamo
Object Number 38856
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Cottonwood (Tree) | Paint | Turkey Feather | Cotton String
Iconography Bow

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted green and yellow over the bulging eyes and black over the mouth. The mouth is a black beak with painted teeth. A tuft of feathers is attached to the back of the head. The body is painted red, green and yellow and the waist is covered by a painted kilt. A bow is held in the left hand. This figure is the Long Billed (Wupamo) Whipper Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #41, Wright, B., 1973 #29)

Height 29.5 cm
Width 6.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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