Long Billed Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Long Billed Katsina
Native Name Wupamo
Object Number 2004-23-4
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
Technique Carved
Iconography Whip

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)

Height 32 cm
Width 13 cm
Depth 12 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

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