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Mask Fragment

Object TitlePawik kachina
Object Number:38733
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
First Mesa
Hano
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Hide
Pigment
Iconography:Pawik
Kachina
Height: 2.5 cm
Length: 16 cm
Width: 4 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

Description

The painted mouth from the Duck (Pawik) Katsina mask. The mouth is curved and has a slot cut out from one side. The edge of the slot is painted with a red outline with white circles and then a black border around that. The rest of the mouth has traces of pigment. Hide strips are connected to the back to attach the mouth to the mask.

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