Shulawitsi Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Shulawitsi Katsina
Native Name Shulawitsi | Cholawitze
Object Number 22620
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String | Hide | Metal
Iconography Corn Smut

Wooden Zuni Katsina doll with movable arms. The entire figure is painted black with multicolored dots. Feathers and string are attached to the top of the head. A fragmentary, painted breechcloth is wrapped around the waist. The right hand holds a stick used to light fires for ceremonies. This figure is the Zuni Fire Katsina (Shulawitsi). (Colton, H. 1959 #151, Wright, B., 1973 #128)

Height 22.86 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mr. Vanderwagen, 1902

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