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Kachina Doll

Object TitleMudhead Katsina
Native NameKoyemsi
Object Number:2004-23-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: United States of America
Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Clown
Mudhead
Height: 13 cm
Width: 4.8 cm
Depth: 3.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

Description

Wooden Katsina doll painted reddish-brown. The face has dots for eyes and a mouth and two vertical, white lines below each eye. There are three protrusions around the head and one on top. A black scarf is painted around the neck and a black kilt is painted around the waist. Yellow and red moccasins are painted over the feet. This figure is the Mudhead (Koyemsi), a type of Katsina clown. (Colton, H. 1959 #59, Wright, B., 1973 #238)

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