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Kachina Doll

Object Number:30-21-33
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
String
Metal
Iconography:Hourglass
Flower Blossom
Feather
Height: 32 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Edward F. Hensen, 1930

Description

Round, wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted green with a black hourglass shape between the rectangular eyes. The mouth is a protruding snout. A multicolored brim is attached above the forehead and feathers are attached to the top of the head. One ear is painted like a flower blossom and the other is an undecorated stub. The body is painted red and a sash is painted across the chest. A kilt made of painted feathers is over the waist. This figure may be a variation of the Antelope (Chof or Chub) Katsina.

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