Mudhead Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Mudhead Katsina
Native Name Koyemsi
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

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)

Height 13 cm
Width 4.8 cm
Depth 3.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

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