Kachina Doll


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 40-27-5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String
Technique Painted
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Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with blue, stepped designs on the cheeks. The mouth is a protruding tube. The forehead is covered by yellow and red bands with a black outline dividing them vertically. Two semicircular ears are painted red. The body is painted orange and yellow and a kilt is painted around the waist.

Height 23.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Dr. John W. Harshberger and the Misses Harshberger, 1940

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