Carrying Wood on His Head Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Carrying Wood on His Head Katsina
Native Name Hakto
Object Number 86-20-21
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Period Early 20th Century
Date Made 1926-1936
Section American
Materials Cottonwood (Tree) | Paint | String
Technique Carved | Painted
Iconography Zuni | Stick

Round, wooden Katsina doll. The face is painted blue with dots for the eyes and the mouth. A blue-painted stick is attached to the top of the head. The body is painted red and yellow with a kilt painted around the waist. This figure is the "Carrying Wood on His Head" (Hakto) Katsina, who is borrowed from the Zuni. (Colton, H. 1959 #153, Wright, B., 1973 #130)

Height 16 cm
Width 6.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of W. Disston Anderson, Class of 42, 1986
Other Number 31 - Collector Number | 59 - Other Number | 415 - Other Number | 25 - Other Number

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