Navajo Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Navajo Katsina
Native Name Tasap
Object Number 2004-23-7
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint | Feather | Yarn
Technique Painted
Iconography Navajo

Wooden Katsina doll. The face is unpainted with two black, vertical lines below the eyes. The eyes are rectangular with upturned ends and the mouth is a protruding, yellow beak. The forehead is painted red. One ear is a tuft of white feathers and the other is red yarn. The body is painted red with a kilt painted around the waist. This figure is a Tasap Katsina, a representation of a Navajo person. (Colton, H. 1959 #137, Wright, B., 1973 #180)

Height 10 cm
Width 3.9 cm
Depth 4.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004
Other Number 33 (according to De Laguna's notes) - Other Number

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