University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2004-23-8
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona (uncertain)
Culture Area: Southwest (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Paint
Technique:Painted
Iconography:mudhead
Clown
Koyemsi
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Frederica de Laguna, 2004

Description

Mud head clown minature kachina; Hopi Kachina named Koyemsi; probably best known of all kachinas; 4 small knobs adorned head: 2 as ears, one on top, white features; lower half made of 2 as ears on top, and on back; upper half painted brown with black and white features; lower half made up of 2 combined cylinders, top cylinder painted black with red and green design, bottom cylinder painted yellow and red with black stripe.


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