University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-387
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 23.5 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1729 - Collector Number

Description

Kachina doll; made of cottonwood. A small piece of string is attached to the top of the head. The entire head is painted white. The eyes, nose and mouth are painted black. The mouth is outlined in black. The center of the mouth appears to be painted red. A zig-zaging line appears to be paitned red. Two pieces of red-painted, rawhid extend from the sides of the head, possibly as ears. The chest, arms (carved close to the body) and back are painted red with a brown line over each shoulder. The skirt and legs extending approximately 2 inches below the skirt, are painted white. Black geometric designs are painted on one side of the skirt. The tops of the feet are painted black with a red circle around each ankle. The rest of each foot is painted white. Holes in the bottom of the feet suggest that it might have been attached to some type of platform. The doll is in very poor condition. The paint is dirty and chipped.


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