A'hote Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title A'hote Katsina
Native Name A'hote | Sikyahote
Object Number 38863
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Cloth | String
Iconography Star

Flat, wooden Katsina cradle doll. The face is painted yellow with black and red stars all over. The eyes are bulging and the mouth is protruding. One eye is damaged. Tufts of feathers are attached to the top and back of the head. The body is painted white and red with yellow and blue arms. This figure is the A'hote (or Sikyahote) Katsina. (Colton, H. 1959 #105, Wright, B., 1973 #170)

Height 30.5 cm
Width 13.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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