Katsina Mother


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Katsina Mother
Native Name Hahai-i Wuhti
Object Number 97-84-997
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Cottonwood (Tree) | Paint

Round, wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted white with red lines indicating hair and red circles under the eyes. The eyes and mouth are "U" shaped with a circle in the center of each. The top and back of head are painted black. A painted blanket is draped over the shoulders with a painted dress underneath. This figure is the Mother of Katsinam, Hahai-i Wuhti. (Colton, H. 1959 #44, Wright, B., 1973 #60)

Height 20 cm
Outside Diameter 7.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number L-84-997 - Old Museum Number | 9832 - ANSP Number | 444/79 - Other Number

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