Zuni Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Zuni Katsina
Native Name Sio (Katsina Name)
Object Number 2004-23-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Jimmy Nequatewa
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | String | Hair
Technique Carved
Iconography Zuni | Basket

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with the forehead bisected by a black and white line. The forehead is divided into a yellow and purple side and a red and yellow side. The mouth is a protruding, yellow beak. One ear is a yellow horn with red hair hanging from it and the other side of the head has red hair. Clouds are painted on the back of the head. The body is painted red, blue, yellow and purple and a kilt is painted around the waist. A rattle is held in one hand and a basketry tray in the other. This is the Sio Katsina who represents the spirit of the Zuni. Made by Jimmy Nequatewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #262, Wright, B., 1973 #211)

Height 26 cm
Width 9 cm
Depth 7 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number #4 (on tag) - Other Number

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