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Kachina Doll

Object TitleHemis Katsin Mana
Native NameHemis Mana
Humis Mana
Object Number:2004-23-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: Jimmy Nequatewa
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Feather
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Gourd
Height: 22.5 cm
Width: 9 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number:#2 (on tag) - Other Number

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted yellow with vertical, red lines indicating hair. The hair is painted black and tied up in two whorls on either side of the head. Two horizontal bands in blue and red cover the mouth and a black, painted beard hangs below. A painted blanket is wrapped around the body and a black dress is worn underneath. A gourd is held in one hand. This figure is the Hemis Maiden (Hemis Kachin Mana). Made by Jimmy Nequatewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #133, Wright, B., 1973 #215)

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