Maiden Katsina


From: United States of America | New Mexico | Zuni Pueblo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Maiden Katsina
Object Number 2009-10-27
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience United States of America | New Mexico | Zuni Pueblo
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Alan Lewis
Section American
Materials Wood
Technique Incised
Iconography Jar | Dragonfly

Wooden Katsina doll carved from one piece of wood. This maiden figure is unpainted and done in the style of a Zuni Katsina. An incised jar (olla) is balanced on top of the figure's head. The facial features are simple, incised lines. Hair is shoulder length and tied in the back. A blanket is worn over the shoulders with decorated edges. Four dragonflies adorn the front of the garment. This figure is likely a variant of Maiden Katsina. Made by Alan Lewis.

Height 16 cm
Outside Diameter 4.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard William Wolf, Jr. in memory of his mother, Patricia J. Wolf, 2009

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