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Kachina Doll

Object TitleLong Billed Katsina
Native NameWupamo
Object Number:2004-23-4
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
String
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Whip
Height: 32 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

Description

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue and yellow over the bulging eyes and black over the mouth. The mouth is a black beak bearing painted teeth. Tufts of feathers are attached to the sides and back of the head. The body is painted red, blue and yellow and the waist is covered by a painted kilt. A bow is held in the left hand and a whip in the right. This figure is the Long Billed (Wupamo) Whipper Katsina. Made by Jimmy Nequatewa. (Colton, H. 1959 #41, Wright, B., 1973 #29)

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